£ £ Shibaozai
which is literally
translated into English: Stone Treasure Fortress located in Zhong
County, at the south bank of the Yangtze River, 52 km away from Wanxian,
it was first built in Qing Dynasty in 1750, with a height of 56 meters.
Shibaozhai is simply a rectangular
rock with sheer cliffs, standing on the riverside.
A red wooden
stories high, was built against the rock wall. Visitors can climb
to the top by spiral staircase in the pagoda. 160 meters above the
river, visitors can gain a panoramic view of the winding river,
the village and the countryside.
After the Three
Gorges Dam is complete, the water level will come up to the foot
of the tower. The scenery of Jiyin Hill is the key protective spots
of the Three Gorges Project. A wall will be built to surround the
protect the building from water. Visitors would change to a small
boat to see it, in stead of climbing the mountain. So Shibaozai
which looks like a huge ship in the river would be the more attractive