Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

Lijiang, China

Welcome to one of the deepest gorges on our planet located north of the city of Lijiang. If you climb to the top, you can enjoy the view of steep mountainsides and the rapids of Jinsha River that will be about 700 feet below you. According to the legend, the gorge was named after a tiger that jumped from one side to the other without hesitating.

Tiger Leaping Gore is an extremely popular hiking trail in Lijiang. You can hike for approximately 11 miles or grab a horse from the locals in case you encounter any difficulties.

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