Sliding cable is a common way of transportation in Nujiang region
People used to cross the river with wooden boat
On both banks of Nu River, Dulong River and Lancang River, there are dangerous rocks and steep cliffs, along the valley, the river water keeps surging, except for a few places where slowing down water flow allows ferry service with wooden boat, neither ferry nor bridge are available to cross the river. So, the sliding cable, an age-old river crossing tool, emerged as a result. With the help of the sliding cable, the inhabitants live on both banks of the river maintain their communication and exchanges.
Sliding cable, as the only means of transportation for the rivers inhabitants to cross the rivers, coming from a remote past time, going through the wind and clouds of numerous vicissitudes, the sliding cable itself has become a legendary story with a lot of details to talk about and to tell.