The Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Jan 04, 2020,21:11 PM

The Tiger Leaping Gorge is the deepest and most spectacular canyon of the Yangtze River. Around 15 kilometers in length, the gorge is located where the river passes between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain( 5,596 meters) and Haba Snow Mountain(5,396 meters) in a series of rapids under steep 2,000 meters cliffs. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at the narrowest point (still 25 meters wide), hence the name.

Can you see the tiger.

From the top.

At a depth of approx. 3970 metres from the river to the mountain peak it is considered one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world.

Thanks for looking.


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Amazing place! [nt]

 By: Mary Anny : January 5th, 2020-00:20

Yes indeed! [nt]

 By: fernando : January 5th, 2020-00:48

These photos are wonderfully inviting...

 By: cshimokita : January 5th, 2020-00:24
and tugging at my desire to travel For the most part, not a visitor in sight. You had yourself a memorable adventure in China. Are you back home or still roaming about ; ) ... and if you're home where is your next destination? Casey

It's not peak season ...

 By: fernando : January 5th, 2020-01:07
and many come here for the hikes and live with the local tribes. There were a few visitors and we met with a couple who came all the way from Britain. From the top to the bottom where the river is takes about 25 mins. Coming up a little longer and more st...  

Looks cold...

 By: cshimokita : January 5th, 2020-01:15
and the sedan carriers must be challenged on the up-slope. Casey

Yes cold.

 By: fernando : January 5th, 2020-02:08
Stairways all the way but didn't see one being employed.

Super shots, Fernando.

 By: TheMadDruid : January 5th, 2020-08:30
I hope you didn't get too wet!

Thank you Mike.

 By: fernando : January 5th, 2020-23:07
As dry as a bone. Their viewing platforms were well located and protected.

Your post sparked memories of that place. I was there 5 years ago..

 By: Echi : January 5th, 2020-20:55
Using only one lens for 80% of the time, a 50mm which I picked up in HK enroute to Yunnan. There's a side story to that purchase which I might as well share as it's part of a long chain of memories that your post triggered.. so much so that it made me go ...  

That first pic. of yours...

 By: fernando : January 5th, 2020-23:23
left an indelible impression on me at the time for composition, incredible layering and depth. Only now do I realise it's the same place! Thanks for bringing this up and the story of the 50 summilux. I only brought the Q and it more or less fulfilled my n... 

To be honest, i don't remember the places..

 By: Echi : January 5th, 2020-23:27
All I remember is we stayed overnight in some town afterwards. Do you have the new Q? Old or new I'm sure it's more than up to the task!

Ok if I remember correctly..

 By: Echi : January 5th, 2020-23:47
Using google images, we used Lijiang old town as a base/jump off point to places like the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Afterwards, we moved bases to Shaxi old town in Dali.

How hight

 By: Quan : January 8th, 2020-20:08
did you reach very thin air at 5k+ Thanks for sharing this impressive series

It was fine at the gorge.

 By: fernando : January 8th, 2020-20:24
At Jade Dragon Snow Mountain the air was very thin. We all carried an oxygen bottle just in case. ...  

This make me

 By: Quan : January 8th, 2020-21:02
put in 2020 travel list