Rafting Down the Shennong Stream

What is Shennong Stream?

The Shennong Stream is one of the tributaries of the Yangtze River and connected with the Shennongija Nature Reserve in Hubei’s Badong County. Throughout China are beautiful areas, especially along the Yangtze River but without a doubt, it is an oasis unlike any other. Many cruise lines include Shennong Stream shore excursion.

The landscape that envelops the stream is emerald green and lush. Forestland is untouched, home to many of China’s native wildlife. As you going deeper into the stream, you will see first-hand the depth of beauty the natural mountains and forests provide.

Shennong Stream

Shennong Stream

Yangtze Cruise Excursion to Shennong Stream

Shennong Stream cruise excursion will take you almost 20 miles while giving you the opportunity to see cascading waterfalls, steep cliffs, karst caves, three-colored springs, and an amazing array of fish, birds, and monkeys as they play near the water’s edge.

The excursion will take you through several gorges. One is the Mian Zhu Gorge, which translates to “bamboo”. If you look at the cliffs, you will be treated to a view of stalactites in every shape and size imaginable. This gorge is so narrow that the walls above almost touch, a place known as Yixiantian, which means a “Rift in the Sky”.

Another gorge included in your trip down the Stream is called Yingwu, which means “parrot”. This too is simply a gorgeous area that boasts sweet-smelling flowers and dense green vegetation. From this vantage point, the three-colored springs spray the air. You will also discover the Swallow Cave, a unique place where virtually thousands of short-beaked golden swallows live.

The third gorge along your trip on the stream is Longchuan. With a reputation for its magical beauty, this gorge is stunning with rocky cliffs, one in particular known as the Peak Baota, translating to “tower”. This cliff reaches upwards, an incredible site where archaeologists have discovered a number of ancient battle tools.

Each stop along the sampan tour of the Shennong Stream offers something special, making this a perfect experience. Check on President Cruises which includes Shennong Stream excursion in the cruise price.