Tiger Leaping Gorge Travel GuideLocation: Tiger Leaping Tiger is about 60km north of Lijiang..
Opening Time: 09:00-18:00
Overview: About 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Lijiang Old Town lying between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge is reviewed as the deepest river canyon in the world.
The gate of the gorge is in 1800 meters (1.12 miles) height. Its south bank, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is in 5596 meters (3.48 miles) height with cliff to the gorge; its north bank, the Haba Snow Mountain, is in 5386 meters (3.34 miles) height with a simple gravel road going through the gorge; there is a footpath above the gavel road.
It is divided into three sections. the Upper Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge is the narrowest section. There is a huge rock lying in the center of the river. the Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge is in extreme drop. The reef section"Mantianxing(Stars all over the sky)" is the most dangerous section. Reef rocks stand in the 100-meter gorge with rapid stream and flying waves. There is a 1 km (0.621 miles) deep gully lying at the Lower Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge, which is the best place for enjoying the sight of the whole gorge.
Tiger Leaping Gorge is no doubt an independent hiker's first choice in China. This magnificent gorge holds several peaks at both sides up to 6000 meters. 4000 meters vertically down from the summits flows the roaring Yangzi River (the longest river in China).
Local Food: the food in Tiger Leaping Gorge is featured braise and bake.
Tips: The best time to come is May and the start of June, when the hills are afire with plant and flower life.
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