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Address: North Shore of Wu Gorge, Badong County 442400, China
Phone Number: 0718-4335245
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This tributary joins the Yangtze River at the Three Gorges.

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One of the most interesting and unexpected parts of China.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
John D
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 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 

Thank Dencal1945
Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This stream was really an outstanding wild nature place before the Three Gorges dam had been finished. Now, river level is much higher and the stream is not so quick but sceneries are still outstanding. You can see hanging coffins (but for this purpose rather use morning tour - in the evening they are not so good visible) or very... More 

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Varsity Lakes
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Visited as part of Yangtze River cruise on the Victoria Jenna. The trip up the Shennong stream is definitely worth doing. You will see the narrow gorges, and have many photo opportunities. At the end of the stream the stop to see a cultural dance show and market shopping of course! (As with most stops on this cruise). The cruise... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was traveling a large cruise line down the Yangtze River. It was a refreshing change to transfer to a steam boat then a row boat to get a very close look.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We went on the Shennong Stream as part of our Cruise up the Yangtze River. We enjoyed this trip in a smaller boat, although we didn't get the opportunity to go in a rowing boat mentioned in some reviews. We struggled to see the hanging coffins, but managed it in the end, perhaps it's worth looking them up in advance... More 

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Centennial, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We cruised up the Shennong Stream on an excursion from the Century Legend, part of an Avalon Waterways tour through China. Our local guide from the Tujian ethnic minority was very good, although at times it was difficult to hear her English presentation on the top deck of the excursion boat. We learned about the people who lived/had lived along... More 

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Somerset, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A trip up the Shennong Stream was included as an excursion from our cruise ship. Starting in a medium size ferry, you then transfer to small, shallow boats rowed by 4 or 5 oarsmen from the local Tujia ethnic minority. The scenery is stunning. Do take some money for the gift shop at the ferry transfer point, as money spent... More 

2 Thank TauntonBob
Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The trip up and back the Shennong Stream to see the ancient minority culture was very nice. A ferry ride that was fast enough to make good time, yet slow enough to take pictures was enjoyable, especially having the wind bathe over us on a hot, hot day. The trip was included in our cruise cost and was well worth... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited last May. After two boat changes we were seated in the long shallow boats to travel the Shennong stream pulled by boatmen - against the current! We passed small caves and waterfalls. Water levels were low and the boatmen literally dragged the boats through. It made for a pretty change.

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