Shennong Stream lies on the border between Xiling Gorge and Wu Gorge. It rises from the main peak of Shennong Jia which is the first peak in the centre of China and flows through the Badong country and ultimately flows into the River Yangtze via Wu Gorge. If you cruise along the stream in a boat, you will be immersed in the wonders of the zigzagging watercourses, the canzonet by the boat tracker, the primitive environment and the mysterious cultures along banks.
Along with the elegance, grandeur and danger of the Yangtze River, this stream has its own unique scenery. It is having four natural gorges namely Mianzhu, Chengnong, Longchang and Yingwu and each one having their own unique characteristics.
Mianzhu Gorge among the four gorges is known for its danger. The river bed is narrow as well as falls steeply. Having more than 30 dangerous shoals, it challenges everyone along the route of 2.5 miles. Although you will be reassured that you will be drifting safely along this section by the skilled boatmen, your heart will beat fastly. Stalactites hang on the both sides of this bank and are sure that you do not miss the beautiful scenery.
Yingwu Gorge is known for its elegance and the evergreen vegetation along its bank remains beautiful throughout the year. A gorge with flowers which blossom in all season and fountain of three colors looks fantastic. The larges karst cave of Shennong Stream lies in this section. The Longchang Gorge is having unique human landscape. The mysterious and ancient plank road and suspended wooden coffins are some of the attraction of this section.
You can find small open sampans or peapod boats by the locals while drifting along the Shennong Stream which is a unique method for seeing the natural scenery, flavor of Tujia and the ancient village. You will love the serene natural beauty with the local Tujia flavor, historical relics and the brave boat trackers and this will make your trip a memorable one.