This is the Shennong or Shennongxi stream located near Hubei Province, China. This is a tributary falling into the Yangtze River. The stream has a centuries long history of travel, commerce and life along it’s banks. We were boating upstream to get to a shallower part of the river to explore, and we passed many locals ferrying people, supplies, and several were fishing. This scene today is now under roughly 510 feet of water. The area was flooded after completion of the Three Gorges Dam, to make it easier for larger container ships to travel inland. So progress for the greater good washed away centuries of history and simple life for the people of the Shennong Stream.
If you would like to see more, you can view a few of my earlier posts from this area.