The closest to the mighty Yangtze river and a few kilometers downstream from the famous Three Gorges Dam, Yichang has an idyllic 'town by the river' setting. The dam by itself is an array of mesmerizing figures, generating 22,500 MW of power, is nearly 2 km long and cost nearly $26 billion to build. A serene cruise on a lovely day down the Yangtze provides some nice photographic opportunities