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    Traditional medicine for sale in the Yangtze's Tiger Leaping Gorge.

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    rafting in china

    Paddling the Class IV rapids through the Yangtze's Great Bend.

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    rafting in china

    The village of Baoshan, 800 feet above the Yangtze.

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    rafting in china

    A mellow section of the river.

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    rafting in china

    A Mountain Travel Sobek guide on the Yangtze.

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    rafting in china

    Locals cook in traditional villages that could be flooded by impending dams.

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    rafting in china

    The Great Bend of the Yangtze is a 300-mile section through rugged mountains and remote villages.

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    rafting in china

    Clients and guides scouting Class V rapids on the Yangtze.

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    rafting in china

    Rafting clients, guides, and local villagers sharing meals on the banks of the river.

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    rafting in china

    The mountains of China's Yunnan Province are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to 20 endangered animals and 6,000 rare plants.

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    rafting in china

    Mountain Travel Sobek's raft pushes through a rapid on their 128- mile journey around a section of the Yangtze's Great Bend.

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    rafting in China

    The canyon's 12,000-foot walls are twice as high as the Grand Canyon.

  • Photo: Jed Weingarten

    rafting in china

    The mountains of China's Yunnan Province are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to 20 endangered animals and 6,000 rare plants.

  • Photo: Jed Weingarten

    rafting in china

    Thousands of villagers could be displaced by the dam scheduled to be built at the top of Tiger Leaping Gorge.

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    rafting in china

    A local Yunnanese man rows his bamboo boat along the river.

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    rafting in china

    Padding the flat water toward the end of the canyon.

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