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长江三峡图片Changjiang's (Yangzi River) Three Gorges Pictures

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  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area
  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area

    The larger boats dock here while smaller boats are used to navigate the tributary rivers.

  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area
  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area

    A large dragon-shaped tourist boat.

  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area
  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area

    Thousands of years of water currents and wind help carved very dramatic cliffs. This gorge is from the Little Three Gorge area. This stream narrows at a point where it makes a sharp turn.

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    The current of the Changjiang river is very rapid. Like the 黄河Huang He(Yellow River) it also collected a lot of silt and clay which gives it the yellow orange color of this part of the river.

  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area
  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area
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    Yangzi River gorge.

  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area

    Yangzi river gorge.

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  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area

    The new houses and multi-storied buildings above the expected water level that will be raised by the dam.

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    The pink-tiled buildings are quite interesting against the green hills.

  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area

    Old and new buildings and houses.

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    There is a large variety of mountains within a very short distance.

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    The old gray buildings and the new color tiled buildings.

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    A group of buildings perched on a mountaintop. These should be newer buildings but they look old quick. The recent new buildings are usually cover with color tiles.

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    Sheeps are popular in these areas.

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    I was told that the elusive monkeys are rare and lucky sights. They are the tiny orange spots on the photo.

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    Monkeys climbing on a cliff.

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  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area
  • Picture of 长江 Yangzi River Area

    Anything that has to do with rock formations is interesting in these areas.

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    Sensuous hills.

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    The small rivers have armies of rocks. The boatman uses bamboo poles to push around them. The big rocks are usually eliminated with dynamites, which happen often in the Changjiang river.

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    The current can be torrential and violent.

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image of a group of Mongolian gersimage of dunes near Baotou city

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image of Great Wallimage of Great Wall

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image of Pingyao streetimage of the main gate tower to the Chang family's compound and gardern

The compounds and manors of the extreme wealthy in 山西Shanxi's small towns and villages. See the old town of 平遥Pingyao with well-preserved Ming and Qing city wall and street layout.

image of Tiananmen gateimage of the seventeen arch bridge in Yiheyuan

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