Drifting down on a boat from Long chuan Shuijia Dock, one would
emerge into the beautiful landscape of Huangchuan Three Georges in
The first great sight runs into your eyes is Longquan Gorge with
cochineal cliffs shaped as the blades of knives, the bare red rocks
expose against the wild, dozens of waterfall pour straight from the
cliffs down to the river.( much more than dozens of waterfalls in
rain days). The landscape is very grand. Usually, you just can see
stalactites in the cave. However, you can see them outside here.
More importantly, one stalactite actually drops water all the year
round. It is just like a horse that is piddling, so Longquan Gorge
is also called Maniao Gorge.
Lengjia Gorge is a next place full of crags and odd rocks. It was
said that several fairies visited the gorge when they suffered from
rain, and then one of them became a stone. Therefore, this gorge is
also called Nvzhen Gorge. The last one is Yangtiao Gorge (Sheep
Jumping Gorge). It is such a narrow gorge that only a sheep could
leap from one side to the other. It is more exaggerated than Hutiao
Gorge in Yunnan . You can image how narrow it is. Water turns into dark green
with the narrowing river. It is breath-taking for the cliffs on
both sides which seem to be shutting up, the stalactites suspending
on cliffs are out of reach and very dangerous. There is a natural
terrace beside the gorge. Yang Da and Huang Junying, the famous
comic actors, visited the scenic spot and performed on the terrace.
Boating along Huangchuan Three Gorges to Shiluo Township which is
north of Yangshan County, you can also see Tongguan Gorge and Dali
Gorge. And the landscape is very beautiful too.