Located in the Xiling Gorge of Yichang city, between Three-Gorges Dam and the Gezhouba Dam, covering an area of 140,000 square kilometers, Three-Gorges Tribe Scenic Spot has well known of the primitive folk culture as well as its picturesque landscape of wild streams, peculiar rocks, deep valley, fascinating cave and clear water and spring. Three-Gorges tribe scenic spot consists of three villages including the village on the water, the Brook-Side Village, the Mountain Village and other attractions.
1. Village on the Water
Meaning of inhabit on the water, villagers here are fishing for living at the juncture between the Longjin Brook and Yangtze River. Although their living condition is improved with better economic condition, the fishing custom has passing from generation to generation. Sailing a wooden ship with white sweep, casting nets in the clear water, stirring the green water reflection of mountains and trees under the blue sky, it seems that it is afar life in ancient time but truly happen and remain in Yangtze River of Yichang in China.
2. Stream-Side Tribe
As one part of Three-Gorges tribe, the stream-side tribe inhabit along stream and against mountains in Yangtze River area, living with both fishing and farming. The village is embracing by dense forest and facing for the clear stream. Stilted buildings are setting randomly in village hanging with red peppers, yellow corns, palm-bark rain cape and bamboo hat.
3. Mountain-top tribe
Because of the steep landscape of mountain area, tribe on the mountain top has created a special stilted building which was called by the modern architects as “building with railing style”. The buildings are mostly constructed by wood, setting against mountains and strutting with pillars with corridor on the side and balcony in the behind. The building is usually two floors or three floors; first floors for raising livestock or storage; second floors and three floors for living. Walking along the old stilted buildings, tourists can notice the struggle between local people and nature as well as conform to nature to created nice life in optimistic attitude.
4. The Stone Tablet
It is said that the stone tablet on south river of Yangtze River is the first stone tablet in China in height of about 32 meters, width of 13 meters, thick in 4 meters and weight of 4,300 tons.
5. The Shadow-play Stones
The Shadow-play Stones consist of four stones are famous because of the vivid shadow-play under sunset similar to four main characters in classic novel “Journey to the West” which is well known by all Chinese people. Among four of them, the biggest stone, called as Shaseng stone, has reputed as the “first stone in Yangtze River”, standing on the mountain peak as a large mushroom on the surface of only 200 square centimeters in more than 100 tons, which is rare in the world.
6. Boatman Performance
The performance presents the working scene of fishing and other part of life along Yangtze River with unique folk music. One of the most impression parts of the show would be roaring of boatmen, which was called as “Haozi” in Chinese. It is forceful and primitive calling showing the hard life of boatmen in past.
Besides the above sight spots, Three-Gorges Tribe Scenic Spot is also including nature attraction of King Ba Palace, Qinying Waterfall, Seven Piles Spring, The Monkey Mountain, The Longxi Bridge, The Moon-Inviting Pavilion, Longjin Brook Wharf, and Yellow Dragon Fall.