Destinations of Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing Ⅶ
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Destinations of Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing Ⅶ

Shennong Stream

Shennong Stream, White Emperor City and Jiuwan Stream are not only famous for their beautiful scenery, but also the legends. When the Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing pass by here, the river guide will introduce the legends to passengers which make the Yangtze Cruise tourist more fun.

Destinations of Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing – Shennong Stream

Board a ferry for a relaxing ride up this tributary of the Yangtze River, which has its own attractive gorge. This wild preserve is home to more than 1,000 types of trees, and is named for the legendary peasants and mythical founder of Chinese medicine, Shennong, who hiked the cliffs and collected herbs here. You will switch to wooden bats called "pea-pod boats", and will be poled up to the shallow, clear areas further upstream. Trackers take over where the current is strong, and pull the boats about 100 or 200 yards.

Destinations of Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing – White Emperor City

White Emperor City overlooks the western end of Qutang Gorge. It has long been a refuge for would-be kings and poets, who have traveled here to be inspired by the majestic views of Qutang Gorge. The great poet Du Fu is believed to have written numerous poems at the Western Pavilion on the Mountain slope overlooking the Yangtze River. Legend has it that in 25AD, white vapor in the shape of a dragon rose from a well here, and Gong Sunshu, a soldier who had his headquarters here, declared himself the White Emperor. Remains of the city wall can be seen on the hill behind Baidi Mountain, and a temple built to commemorate Gong's reign dates back over 1950 years.

Destinations of Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing – Jiuwan Stream

Jiuwan Stream is located on the south bank of Yangtze River, west of Zigui new county. It is originated from the south foot of Yun Taihuang, northwest of Zhuxihuang, Yanglinqiao Town. Jiuwan stream includes: Sandu River, Linjia River, Laolin River and Jiuwan Stream River. The stream flows into Yangtze River at the place 20 kilometers to Three Gorges Dam. The stream extending 42.3 kilometers and covering 514.5 square meters, the river mouth facing the Ox Liver and Horse Lung Gorge, upstream linking with Military Book and Precious Sword Gorge, downstream is Kongling Shoal. It is the most dangerous part in Yangtze River ancient dolly way. The river mouth of Jiuwan Stream named Juyu Fang (Giant Fish) and it is the hometown of great patriot poet Qu Yuan, and now, it is one of the best places to enjoy the scenery of smooth lake rises in the narrow gorges.

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