The Damned Yangtzee River
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But the layout is stunning, as well. Skyscrapers cling to impossibly-steep ravines that stretch to the river valley far below. Bridges and cable cars intersect the sheer cliff walls, and at night, the skyline is lit up like a giant disco. It's a cross between
But I was here to try to see another long-time dream finally come true - to cruise the 3 Gorges on the
I have traveled some of the World's great rivers: The Nile; The Amazon; The Mississippi - but never the Yangtze - the third-largest river on the planet. I have always been told that it contains some of the greatest views of any river - but those views are disappearing fast.
Worse for many, is
that the natural scenic beauty of this area will be changed as well. The river
will rise almost 500 feet in most places, and dramatically change the views
that so many painters and poets have recorded for centuries. By 2009, much of
the beauty of the Three Gorges will be under water.
Thus, my mission was to see this wonderful river before that happened.