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Laxiwa Dam, China

From series “The Greatest Dams in the World”
Year: 2009. Height: 250 meters.

In China, on the territory of Kingai province is Lasiva Dam, whose height is 250 meters. The huge dam on the Yellow River was built for the generation of electric power. The hydroelectric power plant was relatively recently commissioned in 2009. With a view to the fact that Lasiva dam is one of the largest on the planet, the shortest time for the construction work seems unbelievable.

The construction started in April 2006, and as early as May 2009 two first generators of the power plant had started. The construction project called for the basic work of the colossal scale. In total, the construction workers had to extract more than 80 million cubic meters of rock from the construction site for a few years. Thanks to their work, today you see the real masterpiece of modern architecture instead of the narrow rocky ravine.

The construction work on the hydropower plant lasted a few years after the first start. In 2010, a few energy blocks were still in operation. The tourists visit one of the most picturesque regions of China to hike through the rocky landscapes. And the most curious guests can walk along the dam and watch the calm Yellow River from the heights. Next - Cleuson-Dixence


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Useful staff nearby

Fuel station: 'Filling Station' in 7 km
Supermarket: 'Lingyun Supermarket' in 22 km
Parking: 'Parking Lot' in 20 km
Apotheek: 'Fukang Medicine' in 3 km
Police station: 'Laxiwa Police Station Zuona Police Affairs Office' in 3 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Qinghai Guide Hot Spring Hotel' in 20 km

Best hotels near Laxiwa Dam

Qinghai Travel International Youth Hostel

Located in 80 km from Laxiwa Dam
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Rooms: 46
Qinghai International Youth Hostel is a 20-minute drive from the West Xining Train Station and a 50-minute drive from Caojiabao National Airport. … More: photo, rates and booking
Qinghai Hengyu International Youth Hostel

Located in 82 km from Laxiwa Dam
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Rooms: 20
Hengyu International Youth Hostel is a short 5-minute walk from Xining Bus Station and the Railway Station, a 45-minute drive from Caojiabao Airport. … More: photo, rates and booking

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