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Fascinating story about a way of life that is today just history, since the original need for these men disappeared with the Three Gorges Dam. But in a generation or so I suspect even these tourist-only trackers will disappear. The small gorges scenery is beautiful...More
This tour on the small wooden boats powered by 5 local guys is a good mixture of adrenaline, sightseeing, heritage and propaganda. Guide on our boat was a local folklore singer with a good knowledge of history - almost the ideal combination.
The Shennong River is very pretty (in the Yangze River and Wu Gorege area) and in an environmentally protected area. The local people belong to the Tujia tribe and have their own traditions and folklore. The boats are wooden flat boats and the trackers are...More