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Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

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Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei Province, China
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Completed in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam is the largest electrical generating plant of any kind in the world. Sun Yat Sen first dreamed of harnessing the power of the Three Gorges in the 1920s. Legend ... Read more
has it that Yu, the mythical founder of the Xia Dynasty, repositioned mountains to quell the original flood to create the Three Gorges.

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan

ISLP 2008 was a great program. I was lucky enough to walk on the Three Gorges dam.

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Fremantle, Australia
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While I think that the act of damming the Yangtze is kind of sad, it is hard to deny how spectacular this marvel of modern engineering is - certainly worth seeing.

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San Francisco, California, USA

the construction of the dam is definitely an engineering marvel. The scale is massive, the locks breathtaking. Although the cultural and natural sacrifice is just as huge, the positive impact to the lives of millions is justifiable.

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Beijing, China

I have been there more than a dozen times ever since it was started from scratch. You can't miss it if you are into industrial or engineering beauty.

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