After a very early breakfast on board, we disembarked our ship for a coach ride to the Three Gorges Dam. The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, it is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity.
and a move toward limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
After visiting the dam we joined our bus again for the journey to the railway station to catch the Bullet Train to Wuhan. Thetop speed of the train is 186 mil/h (300 km/h) and is planned to be increased to 217 mi/h (350 km/h) in 2016.
After lunch we were transported to the airport for our flight to Xian. After an uneventful flight and bus journey we arrived at our hotel about 10.45p.m. that evening and were so tired we ordered room service - not a chinese banquet but a burger and a beer for a change! Sleep came easily that night.
Please join me for Part 9 when we visit The Terracotta Army - the main reason I wanted to visit China.