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Shennong Stream

North Shore of Wu Gorge, Badong County 442400, China
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Type: Bodies of Water, Geologic Formations, Mountains, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: This tributary joins the Yangtze River at the Three Gorges.
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Sundrerland, England
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Whilst on our cruise down the Yangtse, one of the excursions was to the Shennong Stream, and this was a real good trip, as you go up a quieter part of the river in a sampan, rowed and " pulled " by our boatmen. This was very unusual, as years ago the river used to reduce to less than two... More

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We enjoyed a truly amazing excursion off the Yangtze River cruise from Badong to the Shennong Stream. We enjoyed a lovely ferry ride to the Shennong Stream where we were taken in dugout like boats rowed by 5 older standing boat men on a tour of the tributary. The scenery was stunning and the guides were very entertaining.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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142 reviews 142 reviews
18 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Peaceful. Beautiful. Really as beautiful as the photos lead you to believe. Worth the trip. Take the excursion- get off of the cruise ship. Bring your camera.

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La Jolla, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were on a Yangtze cruise that included a wooden paddle boat ride up the Shennong Stream. Well when we got there we weren't sure, there were about 20 boats waiting for us. We were placed with the second boat and a commentator, Linda. It was beautiful and with Linda it was VERY enjoyable. Actually it was the only thing... More

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Southend on sea
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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Shennong Stream is a narrow tributary which joins the Yangtze river at the entrance to the Wu gorge. I was taken by power boat to the basic jetty from which the canoe type peaboats start. Four to Five standing boatmen of all ages of Tulija tribe row the boat along this beautiful stream, the oldest one being 86 years old.... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
111 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A one hour powered boat ride from the cruise boat takes you to the jetty where you board sampans (about six people per sampan). They are rowed by four men, varying in age from youngish to very old, with a young lady giving a running commentary and occasionally singing. For a short stretch, a couple of men (the trackers) tow... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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103 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Since the "Three Gorges Dam" was built, all the locals who were displaced and there were millions, had to find different ways to survive. A lot left the area. but some stayed and started off "The Shennong Stream Sampan Tour" The Shennong stream became a flooded mini gorge, so the locals take the tourists from the Yangtze cruise ships up... More

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La Palma
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Our Ship, the Yangtze 2, docked on the river and we hopped on to a good sized powered boat that took us up a tributary. Be advised that the toilets on this boat are primitive, the kind you straddle and do your thing, don't forget your toilet paper. The boat took you to a dock where many pea pod boats... More

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Los Angeles, California
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199 reviews 199 reviews
93 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This seems to be a standard side excursion for the Yangtze River myriad of cruise ships. it entails a ferry type boat ride. 1 hour from the ship to the Shennong Stream ( small river) where the local boat " trackers" somewhat reenact towing by hand the small sampan- like pea pod boats for a short ( very short) trek... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The views here are incredible! Take a ride in a pea pod boat to see the incredible mountain views. Our guide was amazing and gave us a history of the area and then sang local songs.

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