The Tuo Jiang River
The Tuo Jiang River is the mother river of the Ancient Town of Fenghuang. It is stretching diagonally from the northwest to southeast of the Ancient Town. Here in its water women wash their clothes and the men fish with their nets, while on the bank food is prepared in much the same way as it has for centuries. The river also provides a means for boatmen to support their families by ferrying visitors up and down stream for sightseeing. Getting on the local black-awning boat, named Wupeng Boat in Chinese, enjoying the folk songs sung by the helmsman, watching the featured Diaojiao buildings all along the riverbank, boating downstream and crossing the Rainbow bridge, all make you feel like touring in a scroll painting. Usually, the tour of Tuo Jiang River and the visiting of Fenghuang Ancient Town are arranged together, it is recommended as a one-day tour.