Dec
22
2008
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Jiuwanxi(Jiuwan Brook)

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Jiuwanxi

The Jiuwanxi(Jiuwan Brook in English) is 20 kilometers away from the Three Gorges Dam. Althogh it’s not far from the Sixi, it has little similarity with the scene in Sixi area. There is a long and beautiful brook which is divided into two parts for drifting. During the first part, you’re able to share the boat with another person drifting down the torrent, and in the second part, only can you take a sightseeing boat to run across the Jiuwan valley, enjoying some startling sights such as the Land Crack, Wangfu Stone and the Fairy Mountain. Drifting down the Jiuwanxi Brook, you’ll have the experience that the boat with wings.How dangerous and stimulative it is! Therefore, the Jiuwanxi Brook is called “the first driftage in the Three Gorges region” by Chinese and foreign tourists.

Jiuwanxi

Jiuwanxi

Jiuwanxi used to be the place where the great patriotic poet Quyuan gave lectures and planted orchid long long ago. Along the way to Jiuwanxi from Zigui new county town, you can see many natural landscapes such as  Divine Ox Spring, General Rock, Beauty Shinning, Scissors Cliff and Monk Rock etc. Also, you can see some cultural landscapes, which are close to Quyuan named Wendianshenjian (Asking God Stele), Tanbao(Rostrum   Hill), Shenuishi(Divine Tortoise Rock), Juyufang(Huge Fish Rock), Qiuzhibei(Asking for Words Stele), Yanwotai (Ink Stone), Bifengshi( Brush Pen Stone) and Lingzhishi (Lucid Ganoderma Rock) etc.

This is another exellent place for drifting, if you’re fond of exploratoin, don’t miss the Jiuwan Brook!

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Dec
03
2008
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Swifting on water- Shennongxi River

Swifting on water - Shennongxi River

Swifting on water - Shennongxi River

The Shennongx River, also called the Yandu River, is located on the north bank of the new Badong county.The name Shenlong comes from a peak with a shape of a human figure, which has been regarded as Shennong, an ancient emperor.  It is the first tributary, which the Yangtze River meets after coming out of the Wu Gorge to go into the Xiangxi River Broad Valley. For thousands of years, the Shennongxi River lies among countless mountains and deep valleys like a huge dragon.

Then, at Xixiangkou in Badong county, Hubei Province, it flows into Yangtze River quietly. Before the Three Gorges reserved water, the rising of the water level didn’t weaken the gorge sense of the gorges of the Shennongxi River. The distance between both banks of the river is only 50 to 60 meters. Mountains are still lofty. Today, the Shennongxi River is a green world. Water is green, mountains are green. And this green is just beside you hand.

With deep gorges, flourishing trees and shadows reflecting on clear waters, this place has been a beautiful resort in the new Three Gorges.
Swifting on water - Shennongxi River

Swifting on water - Shennongxi River

Swifting on water - Shennongxi River

Swifting on water - Shennongxi River

 

 

 

 

 

This tremendous gorge stretches 5.7km with steep slopes facing each other, the closest distance being even less than 20 meters.When visiting the gorge on a boat, Dufu, a poet of Tang Dynasty, once wrote” Like a long serpent the river wanders, with villages in its folds. From the cave of Dragon my boat comes, to visit the families under rough loads.” This gorge consists of two parts, which are named as Stone Coffin Gorge and Broken Stone Gorge respectively.

On both sides of the gorge grow a great deal of bamboos. With beautiful shades of bamboo and tremendous steep rock cliffs, this gorge is a marvelous exhibition of natural beauty as well as a museum of records of ancient geographical movement.

Swifting on water - Shennongxi River

Swifting on water - Shennongxi River

Stalagmites can be seen here growing in exotic shapes, some of them being more than 200 meters wide. The narrowest section of the river is only 5 meters wide, from where only a narrow stripe of sky can be seen above. When traveling on the local pea-shape boats under the cliff, you will be assured to have once been in a fairyland.

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Dec
03
2008
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The Huangniuyan Touring Area

Huangniuyan Touring Area

Huangniuyan Touring Area

The Huangniuyan (translation in English is named “The Scalper Rock”) Touring Area on the right of the dam is a cultural and eco – typic supported by the nation as a key point , a preferential project of the Chinese tourism , with “ Surveying the dam on the hill ; Reading your dream at the Three Gorgers Project ” as its visualization and “ Viewing wonderful scenery , collecting folk feelings ” as its function . ( The Huangniuyan hill’s altitude is 1,047m , highest point around this region , a best position to survey the panorama of the dam and the sight of “ Smooth Lake among Gorges ” ).

Huangniuyan Touring Area

Huangniuyan Touring Area

At the top of the hill are surveying areas , historic and folk-custom area , originality culture area .Around the mountainside are Jiulongwan Viewing area , Jiulongwan Holiday Village and Qipanshan Ecotypic Agricultural and Touring Area .

 

Huangniuyan Touring Area

Huangniuyan Touring Area

Well, we can guarantee you that you’ll spend a long time travelling in this Huangniuyan area, the main projects are as follows : main viewing platform , collective surveying cultural corridor , the Three Gorges dreamful stage , exploration and observation plank road , art square , cattle’s palaces , Chinese goddess sacrifice platform , Xuanyuan Temple , the Three Gorges ecotypic international holiday village , mountain golf course , Tianxiang Village , Peachblossom Village , the Three Gorges tea garden , viewing funicular railway , pseudoclassic street , Xiajiang folk-custom square , Quzi Lane , Zhaojun Village and many celebration activities and folk performances .

 

Huangniuyan Touring Area

Huangniuyan Touring Area

The Three Gorges Huangniuyan Ecotypic Touring Area also includes Shipai Touring Area and Chexi Touring Area, which are the main touring areas now around Yichang city,you can check out more information in our website about the Shipai touring and Chexi touring area. For the original scenery between the two dams will keep unvarying after the dam of the Three Gorges Project restore up water, a program “ Touring the Three Gorges on foot — Viewing Gallery at the Xilingxia Gorge ” is coming to you.8-)

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