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Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge Lijiang Yunnan

The Tiger Leaping Gorge is located between the Yulong Snow Mountain of Lijiang and the Haba Snow Mountain of Zhongdian. The movement of the earth's crust caused the Jinshajiang River to change its course. When the river flows to where the gorge is, its banks suddenly narrows, the narrowest point being only 20 m. in width. From the peak of the jokul on the west bank to the river there is a drop of 3,900 m., thus making it one of the deepest canyons of the world. With a length of 16 km. it is divided into the upper, the middle and the lower sections, having 18 rapids. A huge square stone, Tiger's Leap Rock, stands in the river. The river's swift currents, racing like a thousand horses, with cataracts pounding the banks, are awe-inspiring and spectacular. It was given the name, according to the legend, because a hunted tiger made his excape to the other side of the gorge in a single leap.

The hike through the gorge is very popular. It takes about two days with one night at the small town of Walnut Grove, which is the approximate halfway point.

Related Yunnan & Kunming tour to Lijiang with Tiger Leaping Gorge included:

1 Day Lijiang Tour To Tiger Leaping Gorge And First Bend Yangtze River

7 Days China Yunnan Travel: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang (Including Tiger Leaping Gorge)


Lijiang Travel Attractions
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Lijiang Ancient Town
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Lugu Lake
First Bend Of Yangtze River
Laojunshan Mt.
Lashihai Lake (Lashi Lake)
Black Dragon Pool
Yak Meadow
Lijiang Murals
Naxi Classical Music
Naxi ethnic minority
Dongba Culture
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf
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