NABSQNO 48R-771920-3258740

NABSQNO 48R-771920-3258740.
Hei Long, Chongqing Municipality, China
Photo by Raymond Hardy

NABSQNO 48R-771920-3258740. Hei Long is a waterfall natural bridge eroded through Wulong Karst. It is the easternmost of a cluster of three large waterfall natural bridges that span the Yangshui He Gorge, a tributary of the Wujiang River, which in turn is a tributary of the Yangtze River. The cluster is a popular tourist destination called Tian Keng San Qiao and has been designated a national geopark as well as a world heritage preserve. Tian Keng San Qiao translates into English as Sky Pit Triple Natural Bridge and Hei Long translates to Black Dragon. The park is about 12 kilometers north of Wulong in Chongqing Municipality, China.

Hei Long has a span of 20 meters and a height of 116 meters. A walking path connects it with the other two natural bridges in the gorge, Tian Long and Qing Long. This walking path ascends through Tian Long to a glass elevator and a car park. Fees are charged to access the gorge and the natural bridges using the elevator. Free access to the gorge is possible via stairs at the eastern end of the gorge near Hei Long. The length of the path between Tian Long and Hei Long is about 1.2 kilometers.

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