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Address: North Shore of Wu Gorge, Badong County 442400, China
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Phone Number: 0718-4335245

This tributary joins the Yangtze River at the Three Gorges.

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Centennial, Colorado
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Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

A beautiful and relaxing trip up a peaceful stream. Remember if you go in the winter months it will be considerably colder and windy as well as the water level will be much lower. Because we were working in nearby Badong we decided to spend a day exploring the Shennong Stream. First of all, if you were coming from outside... More 

1 Thank Matthew S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 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 

2 Thank ManfreddNg
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 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 stars Reviewed October 3, 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 116 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 

1 Thank smallhausen1
Varsity Lakes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

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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