It is said that Danjiang got its name from a kind fish, Dan Fish, which is said the more who own the longer who live. Danjiang Drifting began at June 1st, 1991, which is the earliest drift project in northwestern China. There are three parts of the whole drifting process. Two in Danfeng County: the up part starts from Erlang God Temple, ends at Boat Tong Hall, totally 15 kilometers long. The down part start from the Boat Tong Hall and get on the boat from Xu xiake Boarding Place, ends at Moon Sun Beach, totally 7.5 kilometers long and you need one and half hours to finish the whole process. The third part exits in Shangnan County, starts from Xianghe Town, ends at Moon Bay, totally 17 kilometers long.