The top five white water rafting locations in Guizhou

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The top five white water rafting locations in Guizhou

by Live in Guizhou


PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2021 • 4MIN READ

Guizhou wasn’t the first destination that came to mind when you thought about white water rafting, was it? Of course it didn’t, Guizhou is a place of historical sightseeing and food rather than adventure sports.

However, all of that is changing as the country’s tourism possibilities have expanded to include more sports and a whole lot more adventure. Want to work white water rafting into your itinerary? You can! Here are the top five locations in Guizhou to go white water rafting.

The Maling River Canyon in Guizhou, is an ideal rafting destination full of twists and turns and with numerous shoals and rapid water flow. The rafting journey here is more than 50 km long, and tourists can drift downstream on rubber boats, successively passing through the Yingbin (Welcoming Guests) Gate, the Wild Horse Shoal, the Tiger Bank, the Rhino Ridge, the Flying Dragon Pass, the Happiness Pool and the Waterside Wharf. The whole rafting journey takes about eight hours , and is renowned as “the Greatest Rafting in the World”.

The Nanjiang Canyon Rafting is located in Nanjiang Town, Kaiyang of Guizhou. Here you can choose recreational rafting or adventurous rafting. The channel for the former one is 5 km in length in total, with relatively moderate water flow, thrilling but not risky. While the adventurous rafting is 8 km in length for the whole journey, full of thrill and excitement.

The Shamu River Scenic Area is located in the northwest of Shibing County, Guizhou Province. With crystal-clear water and exquisite canyon scenery, it is a time-honored brand of “slow rafting” in Guizhou. Rafting on the Shamu River, you are as if appreciating a landscape painting scroll. There are more than 20 scenic spots here, including the Tongtian (access to the sky) Gate, Shuang Shi Bing Li (double stones standing side by side) and Xi Niu Yin Shui (rhino drinking water). Rafting on the Shamu River is full of pleasure, thrilling but not dangerous. It is a hot spot of the eastern route of green and ecological tourism in Guizhou, as a natural bridge that interconnects man and nature in intimacy and harmony.

Among the numerous rafting resorts in Guizhou, the Gaoguo River in Zhenyuan County is a very thrilling one. It has a 5-km rafting channel, with a drop of about 200 meters, as well as a scenic area of 40 square kilometers, which is a large natural botanical garden. Not only rafting, but also Qingyun Mountains, Terraced Fields, the Taiping Temple ruins, the Double Dragon Spring, the First Pine in Eastern Guizhou, the Pearl Cliff and so on, all are what you can see alongside the Gaoguo River.

The Laobang River Rafting Resort is an important component to the middle section of the southern route of tourism in Huaxi District, Guizhou, connecting with the Qingyan Ancient Town, Tongye Book House and the folk custom of the Buyi ethnic minority alongside the River. The rafting channel is full of twists and turns, with crystal-clear water, and fantastic stones in the water, in a beautiful, secluded and peaceful environment.