On our final full day on the Yangzi Explorer, we docked at Feng Du, and visited a relocation village. 1.2 million people had to be relocated because of the rise of the Yangzi river, representing 40% of the total cost of the dam project. New cities were built, with much larger and more modern housing for those forced to move. Many village farms are now under water, but shipping up and down the Yangzi has created many new jobs. Ancient temples, tombs, monasteries, etc. had each individual brick and piece numbered, moved, and reassembled at a new site.
We also visited the village's market, which included fresh tobacco for sale, and a slaughterhouse for very fresh chicken, pork, etc.
Still, not everyone has made the adjustment to relocation easily, witnessed by the legions of street vendors selling Chinese fans, "genuine" Rolexs, etc., and the large groups of people playing Mah Jong all day long.
_Fung Du dock and pagoda 2308
_Feng Du farms 2326
_Market Tobacco 2798
_Market Produce 2800
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