San Qiao

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San Qiao is in Wulong County, Chongqing. It is north of the Wu Jiang and west of Houping.

Overview

Orientation: San Qiao is known for it's three natural bridges, but it also boasts several caves and dolines, most of which have not been mapped. The park features a cable-car ride down to a paved walkway through the three bridges. There is also a scenic walk around the tops of the natural bridges. The geology of the area has been studied by the Karst Institute.

Climate: San Qiao is much hire than Wulong city or Houping, so it is colder.

Shopping: The park boasts several shops selling snacks and a small selection of clothing and memorabilia

Expeditions

Speleotourism

Tiankeng San Qiao

The three bridges have been developed into a popular tourist destination. The area is applying for World Natural Heritage status.

Maps

Facilities

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

Accommodation

San Qiao guesthouse: The guesthouse was scheduled to be knocked down before May 2006.

3-bed room
Price: 45Y
Clean but noisy. The shower units were often broken.
Amenities:
electricity
phone line
flush toilet
boiled water provided
24-hour hot shower
mixed-sex accommodation
bed (no roll mat needed)
bedding (sheets, blankets)
Not available:
western toilet
washing machine (non-caving clothes)
washing machine (caving clothes)
air conditioning
Shower unit - scary!

Dialup

16300, 4.Y per hour, difficult to negotiate with locals.

Phone

Difficult to persuade the staff to allow long distance calls, much less international ones.

Transportation

Long Distance

Lorry
From: Wulong
To: San Qiao
Price: 100YTime: 1.5 hrs
Lorries for moving caving equipment can be hired for 100Y each.
Lorry to San Qiao
Breadvan
From: Wulong
To: San Qiao
Price: 10YTime: 1.5 hrs
Breadvans run hourly between Wulong and San Qiao.
Breadvan to San Qiao