Mengdonghe River Rafting in Yongshun County, Xiangxi

Why is Mengdonghe River Rafting So Special?

River snakes in deep gorges through Yongshun and Guzhang counties for 100 kilometers, and is nestled among mountains and remote canyon towering with limestone cliffs and fast-flowing water through it, providing an excellent waterway for whitewater rafting in skin rafts. So Mengdonghe River Rafting is honored as No.1 Rafting Under Heaven, as It comes to be a golden adventurous river, for the green woods and up to sky cliffs standing by its sides.

Brief Introduction of Mengdonghe River Rafting

Meng Dong River Rafting is located in Furong Town of Yongshun County in Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan province. The starting point is only 40 km away from Furong Town which is the famous scenery spot in Xiangxi. The water flow of Meng Dong River is big and fast, and tall cliffs reach into the water, which forms a deep canyon landscape. NO.1 Drifting of Meng Dong River project is located in Mengdong River tributary, and the total length is 47 km. The most splendid place is located in Hani palace to NiuLu River, and it is about 17 km long.

What to Do in Mengdonghe River Rafting

The whole floating distance of Mengdonghe River is about 17 kilometers with the most exciting upper stream floating. The rafting starts from Hani Palace, which is about 40 kilometers away from Furong Town (1 hours’ driving) and ends at Niuluhe(about 30 minutes’ driving to Furong Town). The rafting lasts for 2.5 to 3 hours. While enjoy the exciting rafting, you will go downwards along the river with a small boat, going through waves passing “Triangular Rock”, “Thirteen Waves”, “Chicken House Gate”, “Yanwang Beach”, “Luoshui Pond”, “Earth waterfall”, “Mengsi Valley”, etc, totally several dozens of scenic spots.

At both sides of Mengdonghe River, there are cliffs standing superbly, falls suspending high in the air, ancient relics full of the place. While rating, one may feel as if they were jumping to the air from the ground, or dropping to a deep valley from the sky, or galloping on horse backs, or riding clouds and mist. With great admiration, one feels shocked first and then delighted. It is really worth trying. The terminal point of the rafting is sited in Niulu River Bridge, which is also an integrated service area. You can take a shuttle bus to get back to starting place. Or you can have some food and then take a bus to visit Furong Town.

Best time to visit Mengdonghe River Rafting

From May to September each year is the best time to do the Mengdonghe River Rafting, then the temperature is not too low. The water would be too cold from October to March to do the rafting, especially fro December to February in winter. It usually takes about 3 hours to do the rafting 

How to Get to Mengdonghe River Rafting From Xiangxi

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If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Mengdonghe River Rafting in Xiangxi with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel

From Zhangjiajie City, take the No. 208 or 205 air conditioner train from Zhangjiajie to Guangzhou at about 17:40 and arrive at Mengdonghe Station (8 yuan per person) about 1.5 hours later. The station is near Furong Town.

Useful Travel Tips

  1. Try to avoid visiting during Golden Week and summer holidays.
  2. Getting Prepared
    Below are suggested items you should bring for your trip. You will enjoy your trip more if you are prepared for varying weather conditions.
    Always Bring
    Swimsuit,shorts,wool sweaters or synthetic fleece wool socks,windbreaker jacket and pants, footwear that can get wet (plus a dry pair for after your trip) dry clothes and towel..
    Sunny Days
    Sun screen sunglasses baseball cap or visor.
    Wet Suit
    Cotton is not recommended (this includes jeans and sweatshirts) when it is wet it robs your body of heat and is unsuitable for physical activity. Synthetic clothing is the best.
    The ticket includes insurance; the child under 13 is not suggested for rafting.

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Edited by Bella Ren/任新月