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Yangtze River Cruise

We have taken two cruises on the oceans. This was to be our first river cruise. I got a DVD from Viking Cruises on the Yangtze River. Our tour company used a river cruise and our ship was called the President Cruises No. 6. It definitely was not like the Viking boat or our Holland America Cruise to Alaska. Here is our ship below. I included another picture of the company called Dragon Cruises. Their ship was decked out like a dragon, although it did look a bit more modern than ours.







One of our stops was the Ghost City of Fengdu. We got off the ship and climbed all these stairs and then took a small minibus ride to the entrance to the city. Some people could take a chair lift to the top or you could walk the stairs. We walked. (Well, we had already walked on the Great Wall--this was a piece of cake.




There was a pagoda at the top of the climb. The city was quite interesting.




We watched one of the citizens of this area move the rock on top from down below. It was almost impossible to move it without knowing the proper method of rolling it around and using the centrifugal force to get it on top.

All along the Yangtze River, we saw farmland like this. Land is used whenever possible. Of course, these farms have been set up because of the forced movement of the citizens to make way for the Three Gorges Dam.


Caskets are placed in these caves on the side of the mountains.



We saw many, many bridges along the trip. There are 65 bridges now built with 50+ in various stages of being built. There are plans for another 73. This will ensure that the citizens are able to travel through the countryside after the dam is finished.
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