Tiger Leaping Gorge - Yunnan Province

Famously walked by Michael Palin in his Himalaya TV series, Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the most spectacular gorges anywhere in the world. 3,900m deep, it runs for 10 miles with the mighty Yangtze compressed between the twin peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and its brother Haba Mountain.

To walk the length of the Gorge one should allow two days, staying overnight in a simple guesthouse en route. Alternatively, it makes a great day trip from Lijiang or as a stop off on the way to Zhongdian. Whichever way you choose to see it, Tiger Leaping Gorge is not to be missed.

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