Shimenhe “Stone Door River” = Enshi Dixingu (Geocentric Valley) 石门河 (恩施地心谷)

Location: Hubei Province, Enshi Prefecture, Jianshi County, Gaoping Village
湖北省 恩施土家族苗族自治州 建始县 高坪镇

The official name changed from Shimenhe to Enshi Dixingu (Geocentric Valley) in 2019.

Official website in Chinese and in English .

Time of visit: October 2017

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How to get there: Bus from Enshi City Guabangyan Bus Station 恩施挂榜岩车站 (also called Qiaoxi, Western Bridge, Station 桥西车站), to Gaoping 高坪. The bus stops right outside Shimenhe ticket office, just a few minutes from the end station Gaoping.

The buses leave Enshi 8:30 and 11:00, and return from Gaoping to Enshi 12:30 and 15:00.
The trip takes a little more than 2 hours.

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But we didn’t arrive here from Enshi, we visited Yesanxia 野三峡 scenic area (see separate post here) the day before and stayed there overnight. The next morning a public minibus picked us up outside our hotel and dropped us off in Hongyansi 红岩寺(互通), from where one of the Gaoping-buses took us to Shimenhe.

We had an early lunch in a restaurant close to Shimenhe ticket office, stayed around 3 hours in the scenic area, and took the 15:00 bus to Enshi City.

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