Longtang

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Long Tang is located in the south east of Fuling county, near Wulong county.

Overview

Orientation: The town is a T centered on a traffic circle. The three shops, mahjong den, and hotel are all near the traffic circle. Going uphill out of the town for 30 min by jeep takes you to a tourist trap overlooking the gorge. There is a hotel there. Downhill you pass through a smaller town, and switchback past a waterfall to reach the cave sink end of the gorge. The commute takes 30 min by jeep and 90 min on foot.

Expeditions

Speleotourism

Shi Jia Gu

Gorge with a cave at the end. There is a death-defying tourist path bolted to the wall of the gorge over some rapids.

Farmhouse beds
Price: 20Y per person per day
At the gorge we stayed in a farmhouse. 20Y pppd for food and accommodation, with beer an additional 3Y per bottle.
Amenities:
electricity
mixed-sex accommodation
boiled water provided
pigsty toilet
bed (no roll mat needed)
bedding (sheets, blankets)
Not available:
flush toilet
western toilet
hot shower
washing machine (non-caving clothes)
washing machine (caving clothes)
air conditioning
Motorbike
From: Longtang
To: Shu Jia Gu
Price: 20YTime: 30 minutes
Price per person.
Lorry
From: Longtang
To: Shu Jia Gu
Time: 30 minutes
It is possible to negotiate lifts on lorries etc. 50Y for 5 people and a load of luggage seemed to work--it may be possible to negotiate a better price.
Lorry stuck in the mud
Breadvan
From: Longtang
To: Shu Jia Gu
Price: 50YTime: 30 minutes
Fare for part way on a rainy day.

Maps

Facilities

Available:
Accommodation
PSB
Phone
Not available:
Currency Exchange
Post Office

Accommodation

Hotel near traffic circle: The hotel near the traffic circle has nice beds. Luggage storage (20y a night) and food (usually 80y for 5 for dinner) were quite expensive. Free luggage storage can be had across the street from the hotel if you chat up the girl who works there

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

PSB

Next to the hotel. They looked at our passports but were satisfied when we said we'd filled in forms in Fuling.

Phone

Mobile and land coverage.

Transportation

Long Distance

Bus
From: Fuling
Regular service.