三峡 (Sānxiá), The Three Gorges, are a series of imposing mountainous canyons that line the Yangtze River (the third longest in the world) in Central China. They are featured on the 10 yuán bill.
The Gorges are a popular cruise destination, and ships go both upstream and downstream between Chóngqìng and Húbeĭ Province. The majestic cliffs rise on both sides of the river, and the sights have stunned many a poet.
Along the way, you’ll find villages, temples, howling monkeys, rocky peaks, as well as the world’s largest hydroelectric dam, which last year generated more electricity than Greece and New Zealand combined.
Extra money-fact of the day: Though the lowest denomination on the most recent bills is just 1 yuán, smaller bills are still in circulation, This includes the 1 and 5 jiăo denominations, which don’t really get you anything these days (a jiăo is 1/10 of a yuán).
Rollin’ on the river. Zhongguo Renmin Yinghang