Three Gorges Dam
I am visiting China in July and was hoping to incorporate a visit to the Three Gorges Dam. Could anyone advise on the following:
1. The recommended base to book a tour from (Yichang? Wuhan? Mix recommendations on various websites).
2. I understand this area was affected by severe flooding in July 2010. Is it wise to travel to this area, especially in July?
My partner and I will be arriving into Beijing via the Trans-Siberian train route. We are intending to spend 3 weeks travelling by train to Hong Kong. The quickest route is via Shanghai but we wanted to explore China so were thinking a more central route incorporating Xi-an and the Three Gorges. Any thoughts or recommendations for places to visit would be most welcome.