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We took the train from Chendu to Yichang. The train passed by Wudang Shan, the monastery where Zhang San Feng, the Taoist monk who disliked the hard techniques of Shaolin martial arts, created Tai Chi. In Yichang, we went out to look at the controversial Three Gorges Dam. We spent the afternoon walking along the banks of the Yangzi. This is the largest dam in the world.
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Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam If you are in for a little excitement and a view from high up above then it the Three Gorges Dam is a stop that you will thoroughly enjoy. Though the Yangtze River flooded several years ago the Three Gorges Dam boasts as the largest hydroelectric dam in the entire world. It supplies China with over 10% of its power and is growing quickly. You'll see the Yangtze River as it flows through the massive structure and filters into the gorge below. You can even opt to take a ferry ride for a different view of the Three Gorges Dam.