Three Gorges

The Three Gorges region is a world renowned region of beauty and historical significance. It lies on the Yangzi river, flowing through the heart of China.

The gigantic Three Gorges dam is currently being built on it. When it is finished, the water levels will rise and turn the river into a giant inland lake. It will destroying the unique geographical and historical features of the Three Gorges and affect the lives of millions of people.

I visited the Three Gorges region in May 2002, to see it before the waters start to rise. What I saw was a land of change: geographically, socially, and economically.

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