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Address: North Shore of Wu Gorge, Badong County 442400, China
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Phone Number: +86 718 433 5245

This tributary joins the Yangtze River at the Three Gorges.

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We took a boat from the ship cruise passing through incredible beauty nature . Mountains are covered with trees and we saw some animals like monkeys and goats. It is a branch of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We took a boat from the ship cruise passing through incredible beauty nature . Mountains are covered with trees and we saw some animals like monkeys and goats. It is a branch of Yangtze River . Then we took a very small boat wearing life jacket . The guide sang A nice Chinese song.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We took a small boat from our cruise ship and were very pleased with the beauty of the surroundings on the side trip up the Shennong stream. The mountains are beautiful, the river takes on a much nice colour than there was in Chongqing, and the interesting sites along the way, like the hanging coffins and the village with so... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was a side trip on our 3-day Yangtze River Cruise. The ride on the Pea Boat was fun and the scenery extraordinary. Between the Cruise boat and the pea boats we saw the hanging coffins and wild monkeys coming down to get a drink from the river. The boats were all rowed by men in their 60s and out... More 

Thank caulleys
Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I took this excursion from the Yangtze river cruise. We got into wooden boats and had 4 men rowing. When we got to the side of the mountain, they got out and pulled our boat. The story is very interesting and why they did not wear clothes back then. I really liked this and highly recommend doing this.

Thank World-wander-woman
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This was an excursion whilst on the Yangtze River cruise. We took a ferry under the Badong Yangtze bridge. From here we saw a hanging coffin and many limestone rock faces. After a while we boarded a smaller boat that was steered and rowed by five boatsmen. It was very picturesque. Highly recommended!

Thank Vanessa M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Great experience in a smaller boat with an English speaking guide. Majesty of the three gorges but in a smaller scale. At times it seems like you could touch both sides at once, other times round a bend the river opens up. The geology is a highlight as are the small ossery coffins in the cliffs. No one seems to... More 

Thank rama1
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

From Yangtze river cruise we went to Shennong stream ,had worst weather on our tour and one of the best shore excursions well worth the effort to bundle up!

Thank skippy55_13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

We boarded a boat from our cruise ship to view the Shennong Stream.It is situated in between the Wu and Xiling Gorge.A community of Tujia minorities lives here.They were desendants of farmers, oarsmen and boat trackers before the Dam's construction . Cheerful youths in Tujia costumes welcome our boat's arrival. We changed to a small sampan for closer view of... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

We did the Shennong stream trip as part of a Yangtze River Cruise. We transferred from the cruise ship to a small vessel and motored up the stream about 45 minutes. We then transferred to 'pea boats' with about a dozen guest in each, paddled by 4 locals and with our beautiful local guide. She spoke perfect English and treated... More 

Thank John D
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

All cruise ships down the Yangtze all seem to allow for this very scenic and restful side trip. From the Badong mooring pier passengers are transferred to a small cruise boat and transported through the Gorges of the Shennong region. This part of the trip takes about 50 minutes through tall gorges and marveling at some of the attractions I.e... More 

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