Chongqing Pengshui – Ayihe (Ayi River) 重庆 彭水 阿依河

Location: Chongqing City, Pengshui County 重庆市 彭水县

How to get there: 40 minutes by taxi from central Pengshui

Time of visit: October 2019

Official website in Chinese: http://www.ayihepiaoliu.com/Introduction.html

Time needed in the scenic area: at least half a day. Many visitors only hike a couple of hours to Niujiaozhai 牛角寨 (Ox Horn Village) and then return by sightseeing bus to the entrance. But some tourists take a battery bus from Ox Horn Village via Qinglong Cave 青龙洞 to Wanzu Village 万足镇 instead. From Wanzu Village it’s a 25 minutes car ride to the center of Pengshui.

A better choice is to walk along the narrow battery bus road all the way from Ox Horn Village to Wanzu Village. It’s around 10 kilometers, and it took us around 2 hours. We only met a couple of buses during our hike (other vehicles are not allowed), and we didn’t meet any people except a small group waiting for the bus outside Qinglong Cave. The cave is situated half way between Ox Horn Village and Wanzu Village (we didn’t enter the cave).

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The main entrance:

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Entrance ticket:

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Qinglong Cave, half way between Ox Horn Village and Wanzu Village:

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A dark tunnel, a couple of hundred meters long. A flashlight is useful.

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The battery buses and the narrow road to Wanzu Village look like this:

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Getting close to Wanzu Village:

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The exit from the scenic area:

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Outside the exit we hitchhiked with a tourist bus to Pengshui (a 25 minutes ride).

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Pengshui County center by night:

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