Between Fengjie (Chongqing prefecture) and Yichang (Hubei province), for a length of 200km, the Chang Jiang (Yangze) river passes through a region of dramatic scenery with gorges, steep cliffs and mountains. The Three Gorges (Sanxia in Chinese) are named Qutang, Wu and Xiling. Construction on the Three Gorges dam was completed in the summer of 2006, and the water level in the Qutang, Wuxia, and the western portion of the Xiling Gorges has already risen by about 100-150m since 2003. The dam has been built in Sandouping in the middle of the Xiling Gorge.

Lesser Three Gorges photo gallery  - 32 pictures of Lesser Three Gorges
Three Gorges and Yangtze river photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Three Gorges and Yangtze river
Yunyang Zhang Fei temple photo gallery  - 9 pictures of Yunyang Zhang Fei temple
Three Gorges Dam photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Three Gorges Dam
32 photos of the Lesser Three Gorges, a set of spectacular gorges on the Daning river, a tributary river of the Jiangze
21 photos of the Jiangze river between the Wu and Xiling gorges
9 photos of the Zhang Fei temple opposite Yunyang along the Jiangze river
19 photos of the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric river dam in southern China
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