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     If we suppose Golden Whip Stream is a gentle and tender lady, then, by sharp contrast, Maoyan River is a wild young girl with bare feet and unkempt hair. The water scenery in this place is of the most primitive and uncontrolled kind. Sometimes "it flows placidly within a wild area"; at other time, "it advances wave upon wave, surging with great force". She is so vivacious, so natural, that we can't resist her attraction and the lure to possess her. "

     Once you dance with the wave of the Maoyan River, you will be unable to forget this experience for the rest of you life." "Not in the Three Gorges, however, the Maoyan River surpasses the beauty of the Three Gorges." To enjoy rafting along the Maoyan River is an experience you don't want to miss when you come to Zhangjiajie. This body of water is 50 kilometers in length and is actually the upper reach of the Lishui River (one of the four biggest river in Hunan Province, originating in the National Nature Preserve of Badagong Mountain in Sangzhi Country). It was given the name "One Hundred Li Gallery" by its explorer, Tian Guijun. And the river also was popularized as the first "Rudy Boat Water Rafting Tour Route". Early in the 1980s, it was promoted as the "First Water rafting Route in the World".  20 km to Zhangjiajie city centre.