At the mention of Wushan County , one finds he or her is surrounded by poetic grace and picturesque charm. Blessed with great natural sceneries and thousands of years civilization, Wushan County has been taken up so many connotations and spirits. Countless literal works of ancient times, no matter poems or prose, recording the beauties of the Wu Gorge and the Wushan Mountain in the county are now widespread, and without doubt, adding much fame to the county. 

Located east end of Chongqing , the county extends along both banks of Yangtze River. Covering an area of about 2,958 square kilometers (730,938 acres), Wushan County borders Badong County in the east and connects Fengjie County to the west. It has a population of about 590 millions with the majority Han people.

Wushan County boasts rich cultural relics ranging from the famous Daxi Culture Heritage Site dated back to the mid Neolithic Age, to the Dachang Ancient Village with a history of more than 1,700 years. This region has no lack of traces of activities left by the Wushan Man as well as the Sanxia Man (Three Gorges Man), such as the Longgupo Heritage Site, found in Wushan Mountain where proof of using fire was established around 2 million years ago.

There are sceneries availed either by legends passed down, by some connection with celebrities or by some famous poetic lines. The Goddess Peak and Luyou Cavern are of this kind.

Tourism in this county is rather prosperous, for the renowned Wu Gorges of the Yangtze River and the Three Little Gorges on the Daning River. Along with the construction of the Three Gorges Dam Project, many new eye-attracting sites will be created. Your stop at the Wushan County would be of great interest.

Luyou Cavern
Located at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Daning River, Luyou Cavern is made up of three caves, namely Qingshui, Jinzhu and Yulin. Visitors enter the caves on rafts with a skillful boatman steering the way ahead. The stalactites in the caves resemble various shapes; some forming vivid scenes from famous historical stories, some even resemble animals!

According to historical records, Lu You, a renowned poet of the South Song Dynasty (1127-1279), was once berthed in the cave on his way to Sichuan, thus the cave was named.

The water level has risen due to the construction of Three Gorges Dam. There is no way to protect or moved the cavern, so Luyou Cavern has already been submerged underwater.

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