Tiger Leaping Gorge

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The Tiger Leaping Gorge is located in the Southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, and it is undeniably the greatest attraction Yunnan has to offer. At the cost of some exercise and a one-time purchase open ended ticket, you will be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking nature and scenery on planet Earth. Upon entering the gorge, you will have the option of two trails: the high trail and the low trail. The high trail is definitely the better of the two, because the view at high altitude is an experience you will never forget. The path leads you in-between the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the Haba Snow Mountain, and looking below you will see the beautiful and peaceful Jinsha River. Along the way, you will encounter quiet villages, luscious greenery, unique restaurants, numerous lodges, and the local Naxi people. This is a travel destination everyone should visit at least once in their life; do so, and I promise Mother Nature will not let you down.

Fun Fact: Legend says a tiger once leaped from one side of the gorge to the other to escape a hunter chasing it, thus the gorge was given the name: Tiger Leaping Gorge.


Price: Inexpensive
Hours of Operation:

Always open to public!

Listing Type: Activities - Hiking


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Location Information:

Address: 100 km (62 miles) NW of Lijiang | Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402, China
Area/City Name: Hutiao Xia
District/State: Shangri-La County / Yunnan Province
Country: China

Closest Station: Shangri-La Bus Station

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A must see travel destination for all nature and adventure lovers. There is no other gorge like it in the world, so surround yourself with beautiful mountains and escape into peaceful tranquility! .

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