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Fun amid folklore in C China's Hunan

By Yang Feiyue | China Daily | Updated: 2017-09-16 07:35
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After spending a day on the holy mountain, the next day we visit the Xiaolangdi hydro-junction, the largest water-control project on the Yellow River.

The scenic spot is roughly 40 minutes from the city center. The giant water gate and red stone-laid levee keeps the once unruly Yellow River in check.

The river used to wreak havoc across the country during the flood season. But now, birds can be seen flying past the serene water. Cherry trees have been planted around the reservoir.

Tourists usually flood the area in June and July when the dam is opened for water and sediment regulation.

One can get a detailed history of the dam by watching a video at the local auditorium.

Later, we take a ship at Xiaolangdi and sail to the Yellow River's Three Gorges.

Most have heard of the Yangtze's Three Gorges, but not many might know there are Three Gorges in Jiyuan.

Seen from above, the gorges resembles Qiandao Lake in Zhejiang province.

We see mountains with yellow rocks and green grass during the cruise.

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