Sat. Aug 8th, 2020

Airport hidden in clouds in China

Due to its height of about 1,770 m above sea level, Vu Son airport is submerged in year-round haze.

Vu Son Airport (Wushan), located about 15 km from the center of Yushan District, has just been opened in mid-August, one of China’s highest civilian airports. It is also known as the “airport in the cloud” due to cloud cover all year round.

Most of the time of the day, passengers landed in Vu Son airport like walking in the clouds. The station is about 3,500 m2, 2.6 km long runway with an investment of 1.64 billion yuan (about 5,400 billion VND). It started construction in 2015 with the main purpose is to serve tourists visiting the area around the heart of Tam Hiep hydropower reservoir upstream of the Yangtze river, Chongqing city.

From the airport, you have to travel about 200 km to the largest Tam Hiep hydropower dam in the world. This is also one of the most controversial works in science and environmental activists. However, the area around the dam is very attractive due to the beautiful natural landscape.

Tam Hiep consists of three river slots, Cu Duong Hiep, Vu Hiep and Tay Lang Hiep, created by the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers in Chongqing, extending to Yichang City, Hubei Province.

Cu Duong Hiep is the narrowest but most majestic river valley in the Three Gorges. The two rocky banks are about 500-700 m high. Vu Hiep is about 46 km long, bending around the foot of Vu Son mountain. Tay Lang Hiep is about 66 km long, has many reefs, whirlpools and dangers.

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