Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
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Yellow River Sanmen Gorge Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2868
Located between Sanmenxia City in Henan Province and Pinglu County in Shanxi Province, this is a famous landscape along the middle course of the Yellow River (Huanghe). Two hard porphyrite islands are located in the middle of the river in this gorge – Gui (Ghost) Island and Shen (God) Island. These two islands command three waterways, called Gui (Ghost) Gate, Shen (God) Gate and Ren (Man) Gate, which are how the Sanmenxia (Three Gates Gorge) gets its name. The Sanmenxia water conservancy project began in 1957 (Fig. 5).
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