Yangtze: Photos and Maps

Taken and drawn by Christine Yunn-Yu Sun


In August, 1996, as a journalist and writer, I was invited to join a seven-day trip to the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges, where the most Chinese historical, cultural and literary legends were created. As most beautiful spots of the gorges will be flooded in November, 1997, due to construction of the Three Gorges Dam, I feel that I need to record what I feel about the beautiful scenery and all the legends of the River and the Three Gorges.

My first magazine essay since arriving at Australia, titled "After the Flood", provides a detailed review about the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, as well as its possible future impacts upon the Yangtze River. While this essay is currently waiting to be published, some photographs I have taken during my trip to the River and the Three Gorges, are provided via links here, so that you can take a look at the natural wonders and beauty around the area. Two maps are also presented, in order to show the section of the River which will be affected by the massive dam.



  • Map #1: The Yangtze River Map
  • Map #2: The Yangtze River - Three Gorges Map


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