The origin of the name-Xiaoting is related to a story in the Three Kingdoms Period. In 208 AD, General Zhang Fei was sent here to be the governor of Yidu County. One day, when he visited the Huya Shoal here, he saw the torrential current, the cliffs and bluffs, and the submerged reefs made a strategic place. Then, he ordered the craftsmen to build a pavilion here. Before the completion of the construction, he came here again for inspection. When he saw some figures of strange animals which looked like both of the tigers and dogs were engraved on the principal railings, he was very angry and asked the craftsmen what they were. The craftsmen were extremely frightened. They showed resourcefulness in an emergency and answered it was "Xiao", the tiger posing like being hunting for food. The figure was engraved for showing General's invincible might. Satisfied with the answer, Zhang Fei laughed and ordered the people to engrave two characters of "Xiao Ting" on the pavilion，Hence the name.
The Huya Shoal along the Yangtze River is the first shoal to enter the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, where shoals and rapids are dangerous and high .There is a 1500 meters long ancient path on the cliff near the Huya Shoal. It looks like a great dragon lying on the cliff and forms the most unique scenery .Walking on this ancient path and looking into the distance of the south of the Yangtze River, some famous scenery including the Fairy Bridge and the General's Cap will come clearly into view.
Location: No.12 Xiaoting Avenue, Xiaoting District, Yichang.
Entrance Fee: RMB 20
Transportation: Take Bus No.101,102,103 or 37.
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