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Badong (China)

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Fanny Dumond Travel writer
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Located in the western part of Hubei Province, Badong and the surrounding area are among the most visited regions in China and all of Asia. Lovers of river cruises will find it a compelling destination on the Yang Tse River.


The major site in Badong is the Shennong Stream. This tributary of the Yang Tse River is sixty kilometers long and flows from its source in the Shennongjia Mountains. For a rural escape, we recommend the barge trips pulled by men walking along the towpaths. Your voyage will take you past the bases of steep cliffs and hills covered in lush vegetation.

Three Gorges Canyon is another exceptional location. The Three Gorges (Qutang, Wu and Xiling), each very deep with a total length of 204 kilometers feed into the river with so much power that visitors are left speechless. In order to generate a return from this formidable resource, China has built the world's largesthydroelectric dam.

Shennong Stream near Badong