Up the 3 Little Gorges. The small boat you see here is
just like the one that we rode in. The boat shown is another group of people
from our cruise ship.
We had to pass under this bridge to go into the little gorges.
Though it was built within the last 10 years, this bridge will have to be destroyed
for the dam project. If it isn't destroyed, it will be a hazard to ships passing
Looking out the front of our small boat.
Our boat stopped on the area below to allow people to pick up
some of the beautiful rocks and pebbles which lay there. The boat on the far
right was being filled with the rocks by men with shovels, presumably to transport
elsewhere and sell them. I enjoyed clambering around on the cliff behind the
rocky area, from where I took this picture.
Back in these little gorges, the hills had much more farming
Below you can see one of those ancient coffins of princes or
kings found resting high in the cliffs.
In the small boat we passed much closer to buildings along the
side of the river. Here we needed to register at a check point (the building
you can't see much of on the right) before we could continue up the little gorges.