Maoping (Chinese: 茅坪; pinyin: Máopíng) is a town in and the county seat of Zigui County in the western part of Hubei province, China. It is the county seat of Zigui County, and as such is labeled simply as "Zigui" (秭归) or "Zigui County" (秭归县) on most less-detailed maps.
Maoping seen from the west
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The town is located on the right (southern) bank of the Yangtze, just upstream of the Three Gorges Dam, and offers a good view of (the upstream side of) the dam, as well as of an accessory dam, which blocks off a valley on the southern side of the river from being flooded by the reservoir.
The town's passenger dock (Zigui Gang, i.e. the Port of Zigui) is served by most boats travelling up and down the Yangtze between Yichang and Chongqing. The bus station is a hub of local travel within the county and adjacent areas, and has frequent service to Yichang as well.
- zh:茅坪镇, for the list of all 6 towns in China named Maoping (茅坪)
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- Microsoft Encarta 2005 World atlas