The Three Gorges Household, also known as the Three-Gorges Tribe Scenic Spot, is officially designated as a “Protected Center of the Popular Culture and Art of the Three Gorges”.
Located in Xiling Gorge, between the Three Gorges Dam and Gezhouba Dam, the mountains and streams here create a scene worthy of the most beautiful landscape paintings.
Lying in the “Two Dams, One Gorge” tourism area, it is the only scenic spot in the region unaffected by the dams.
The spot has three main areas as the Village on the Water, the Brook-Side Village and the Mountain-Top village. It is one the top 10 tourist attractions in Hubei province.
The area is blessed with abundant cultural and natural attractions. The first sight on entering it is of green mountains covered by mist against a backdrop of shimmering blue water.
For generations local people have lived off the mountains and water here, and visitors are likely to see young women singing as they pass by on sailboats, men casting nets into the water to catch fish, or women washing clothes by the riverside.
1. The Village on the Water
At the juncture between the Longjin Brook and Yangtze River locates the Village on the Water, where the scenery, with the green mountains covered by mist against the blue water, is like a beautiful landscape painting. The people here, from generation to generation, live off the mountains and waters, and stretch their ancient culture of fishing life.
2. The Brook-Side Village
Located by a stream and against mountains, the Brook-Side Village is surrounded by mountains full of greenness, with half on the land into the water. You will feel like slandering in the fairyland with the fine rain breezing.
3. The Mountain-Top Village
The suspension building on the top of the mountain is called by the modern architect as “building with railing style”. Due to the steep terrene along the three gorges area, buildings here, with Banana trees planted around, are mostly built by the mountains with wood materials. Its name come after the fact that pillar and wall needs to be established when facing the almost vertical ridges, and its unique lies in its low front and high behind, passage on the side and the balcony in the behind.
It reflects the spirit of optimistic, fun and love of life of the people living in the gorges area. On the suspension building with windy passage and looking around, picturesque scenery will bring you with great pleasant feelings.
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