The Tiger Leaping Gorge.
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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The Tiger Leaping Gorge.
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...
These photos are wonderfully inviting...
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 ...
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...
and the sedan carriers must be challenged on the up-slope. Casey
Stairways all the way but didn't see one being employed.
Thank you Mike.
As dry as a bone. Their viewing platforms were well located and protected.
That first pic. of yours...
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...
Ok if I remember correctly..
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.
did you reach very thin air at 5k+ Thanks for sharing this impressive series
It was fine at the gorge.
At Jade Dragon Snow Mountain the air was very thin. We all carried an oxygen bottle just in case. ...