The smallest Three Gorges is on the Madu River. Madu River is a
tributary of the Daning River. Origin of the river is from Daba
Mountain. It empties into the Daning River at
Dicui Gorge, one if the world famous Lesser Three Gorges.
The smallest gorges are newly found and are consists of Sancheng
Gorge, Qinwang Gorge and Changtan Gorge, which extend 14 kilometers.
Like in the Lesser Three Gorges, the mountains are picturesque and
the gorges are even smaller with a secluded atmosphere. There are
also limestone caves and cliffs covered with primitive bushes and
trees which look like pig, dog, dragon, snake or fallen ice column
in different length, thichness, and sizes. It's really a paradise
far from the crowded city Because the low water river and riffles,
the motor ship can't sail on Madu River. So when the visitors travel
across the smallest Three Gorges, they take willow shape boat which
sail by man. You would enjoy a peace an natural scenery and bring
a appreciate feeling for the labors' hard work.Now there is anther
tour program-drifting on rubber boat. When you take the wood boat
to the end of the Sancheng Gorges, you can rent the very good rubber
boat, wear yellow safe coat and drift by yourselves to downstream.
Madu River is riffles but low water lever. So 5 kilometers drifting
would make you feel exciting and safe. Sometimes you maybe become
a "soup chicken" but when you finish half hours drifting
you can't help saying how exciting it is!