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Oct 8, 2018 - What do coffins and champagne have in common? Day 3 on the Yangtze!

Docked this morning in Badong and left immediately after breakfast for our tour along the Shennong Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze River. We boarded a smaller sightseeing boat and soon after leaving the skyscrapers of Badong behind, we entered the first of several deep gorges. Unfortunately, the weather today was nowhere near as clear or sunny as yesterday, so we did not see the Shennong Stream at its best. The steep sides are heavily wooded with only occasional signs of human habitation - a few houses and some fishing boats - until we...

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A Chinese Odyssey

May 8, 2017 - Shennong Stream and Xiling Gorge

We woke up this morning to find our travelling bedroom was somewhere else - it was docked at Badong to be precise. It's not particularly picturesque but the huge collection of large buildings, built close to and above the water's edge, are quite new. There is some local pride here in the fact that Badong is a 'famous tourism city', full of scenic nature spots. We disembarked 'President No. 7' on to a smaller tour boat for a shore excursion to Shennong Stream via Xiling Gorge. Before the construction of the Three Gorges Dam there were many...

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Oct 22, 2015 - The Three Lesser Gorges

The scenery was more spectacular this morning as we approach the Three Gorges section of the river. However before then we stopped at Badong & transferred to a smaller boat for a morning cruise up the Shennong stream, a tributary of the Yangtze. Yet another lovely sunny day as we cruised up & back passing under a spectacular bridge. Even saw some ancient coffins set into holes way up on the cliff face. Back on the boat for lunch & then the afternoon was spent quietly drifting through the Three Gorges section with high cliffs on both sides....

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Apr 3, 2011 - Fengjie - Three Gorges - live streaming

It was still dark when we docked at Fengjie. There was a lot of rocking back and forth, and a lot of racket as we docked. Some passengers have opted to play in the rain on an optional tour of the White Emperor City. We stay on board to check out the sights (those that we could see). There is quite a big rise and fall in the river level here, a sign of how much the dam project affects the area, and it is now very clear why the floating docks are so prevalent in these parts. It is still wet with a lot of low cloud, we doubt we will see any...

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Sep 11, 2006 - Damn Big Dam

Next up on the adventure was a bus to Chongqing where we boarded a boat for a four day tour down the Yangtze River. Upon arriving at the boat we found out that we were the only foreigners on the boat. While this meant that we would again be the sole focus of the curious Chinese tourists, and get virtually nothing from the guided tours along the way, there was an upside to being strange and foreign. Our tickets were for third class, which is a six bed dorm room down the hall from the engine room. It turned out that we were so funny looking...

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