Hongchiba

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Hongchiba is located to the north of the Chang Jiang, in the Three Gorges area. Hongchiba has 2000m depth potential. Thus far it has yielded nothing deeper than 276m.

Overview

Orientation: Hong Chi Ba is a small town with several shops, restaurants and hotels along the main track, which runs east-west. The town has a surprisingly good infrastructure for visitors because it is home to "Summer Ice Cave".

Expeditions

Speleotourism

Xia Bing Dong (Summer Ice Cave)

Cave with ice during the summer.

Surveys

Maps

Facilities

Available:
Accommodation
Phone
Not available:
Currency Exchange
Internet Cafe
Maps
PSB

Accommodation

? Guesthouse: The cheapest of the guesthouses in town was under construction in 2001. It is located at the west end of town.

2 or 3-bed rooms
Price: 10Y per bed
Amenities:
electricity
boiled water provided
mixed-sex accommodation
bed (no roll mat needed)
bedding (sheets, blankets)
flush toilet
phone line
mixed-sex accommodation
washing machine (non-caving clothes)
Not available:
hot shower
water, plastic tub + space for bathing
washing machine (caving clothes)
air conditioning

Several guesthouses

Phone

Land lines and mobile coverage.

Transportation

Long Distance

Bus
One or two long-distance buses a day pass through Hongchiba.
Breadvan
To: Hongchiba
You can hire a breadvan to go to Hongchiba.

Local

Taxi
Price: 4.5Y flag fall
Motorbike
Motorbike drivers are willing to transport cavers. Price negotiable.