Thursday, July 24, 2008

Journey up the Shennong River

Slowly, our launch cruiser sailed into the mouth of the Shennong River and continued up stream.
There was so much to see...even hear, on both sides of the river as we moved along....closer and closer to where we would get off and move into the traditional Chinese sampan for a very exceptional experience up the last 1 km plus of the river.

A passing sampan. It required 2 men to steer and navigate it as currents are strong here.

Craggy slabs such as these and other rock features are a common sight here....worthy of some Geological studies.

A limestone cave that was once high above the water line, in the upper reaches of the rockface. But as you can see, the present water line has risen to its level already.

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