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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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Shenzhen, China
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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350 attraction reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our Shennong Stream adventure was an excursion from our Victoria Cruise Line downstream Yangtze River cruise. From our cruise ship we boarded a large wooden vessel which took us on a relaxing journey along some of the smaller tributaries of the Yangtze ,namely the Shennong. On this very relaxing voyage we were privy to beautiful views of the wildlife and... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The trip up Shennong Stream was excellent. The scenery is beautiful, the gorges are impressive, and the water is beautifully calm and reflective. Also some very interesting hanging coffins and rock formations. However, the visit at the end of the stream was a waste of time. I didn't find it entertaining at all, and the concrete structure that the show... More

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Sundrerland, England
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
84 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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140 helpful votes 140 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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