To avoid summer heat! Let’s visit these places to raft in Chongqing
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Every season has its limited pleasures, and summer is a great time for rafting! It is well-known that Chongqing is a mountain city with a unique topography, many mountains and big ups and downs, which brings a different kind of thrill to rafting, as if riding a roller coaster.
In the heat of summer, even the highest temperatures can be beaten back by the cooling rapids. This time we will recommend places to go rafting in and around the main urban districts of Chongqing, so choose a place you like and go rafting!
Foying Gorge rafting
“You can't have a summer without rafting.” Located on Shengdeng Mountain in Banan Tiaoshi Town, Foying Gorge is a cool rafting spot close to the main districts, with majestic mountains, a natural gorge and lush trees. There are both dangerous rapids and deep pools in a flat lake, with a large water potential and an overall drop of 117 meters, and the rafting time is nearly one hour.
Get on a raft and make your way down the winding river, the first half of which is a little more exciting and the second half is largely gentle. After rafting, you can also experience crossing the gorge, with single-plank bridges, wire bridges and net bridges spread out in the gorge, which is very interesting and challenging and gives you double the fun!
Address: Shengdeng Mountain Scenic Area, Tiaoshi Town, Banan
Self-driving: Downtown – Chongqing-Guiyang Expressway – Exit at Yipin (or Yunan Avenue towards Yipin) – Tiaoshi Town – Shengdeng Mountain Direction – Foying Gorge Rafting Scenic Area
Ayi River rafting
The Ayi River is a great place to experience a fantastic rafting experience, with good and cool water, natural vegetation covering both banks and simply stunning scenery along the way. The rafting is divided into the first half and the second half of the course, which is about 6 hours long, so be sure to protect yourself from the sun. The first half of the course is very gentle and you need to row with your bare hands on a bamboo pole, which is a bit physically demanding, but you can take your time and enjoy the scenery, and you don’t have to worry if you get tired of paddling because there are many supply points halfway through the course, so you can continue paddling once you have had enough food. The first half of the course is ideal for children. The second half is more exciting, with constant thrills. Remember to bring a dipper, as there is always more water than you need to scoop out in the raft.
Address: Baixiang Village, Hanjia Town, Pengshui
Self-driving: Downtown – Chongqing-Changsha Expressway – Nanchuan – Exit at Pengshui West – Pengshui - Baixiang Village, Hanjia Town
Niuqian Gorge rafting
Located in Fengdu Nantianhu Town, Niuqian Gorge is a scenic spot where the river retains a large part of its original forest and the vegetation cover is so high that you don’t have to worry about being exposed to the sun, making it a fun place to play. Niuqian Gorge is one of the more exciting and wild rafting around Chongqing, with a length of nearly 2 hours, a natural drop of more than 300 meters, more than 200 dangerous beaches and more than 120 surf spots throughout. The rafting does not use paddles, but it’s all about drifting, so don’t miss it if you like excitement!
Address: Group V, Yihe Village, Nantianhu Town, Fengdu
Self-driving: Downtown – Yanjiang Expressway – Exit at Fengdu – Niuqian Gorge Rafting
It is advisable to wear thick sun protection and sun protection clothing; do not wear slippers, high heels or leather shoes; wear lace-up sandals; do not bring contact lenses; your whole body may get wet during rafting, so remember to bring another clothes; be sure to put a waterproof bag on your mobile phone as it is very practical.
It's a great freedom to raft through water, to escape the sweltering summer heat, to shout and laugh! Where do you prefer these rafting locations? Instead of lying at home in the air conditioning and eating watermelon, why don’t you go on a rafting trip and get high for the summer? (Translated by Wang Huixin, Fathom Language Limited)