A trip on the Shennong Xi in China - Part2

Tuja at the Shennong Xi
At the end of the navigable section of the Shennong River (神农溪), the Tujia (土家族) are already waiting for tourists in their pea-pod boats and draw them in a traditional way on long ropes several hundred meters upstream.

Up to 1978, the Tujia men performed this task unclothed. In this region lacking a strong infrastructure, tourist boating is surely a welcome additional income. For tourists it means a welcome change after several days on the Yangtze.

Once again we pass the Longxia Gorge (龙庆)  with the hanging coffins of the Tujia and reach Badong.

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