Trackers' Cultural museum
- Ciqikou Ancient Town
- admission Y2
Lonely Planet review for Trackers' Cultural museum
Across from the Bǎolún Sì temple and down the stairway is the small Trackers' Cultural museum , dedicated to the Yangzi's boat trackers. Working in gangs of up to 30, these muscle men employed moves like 'phoenixes nodding their heads', where each dug into the ground with one hand and steadied the rope with the other to haul boats upriver. The curator, Cheng Wei Bing, was himself a tracker for 30 years and many items including the braided bamboo rope and rainhat are his own gear.
There are few English captions here, but there are neat wooden-boat models.