Tiger Leaping Gorge

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Tiger Leaping Gorge
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Yangtze River

The water that flows through the Tiger Leaping Gorge is the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, near the beginning of its long journey to sea. (Note: The river is named Jinsha River in this part of China).

Getting there

There are two basic routes through the Tiger Leaping Gorge. One is the road that hugs the river. The second is by footpath which runs high above the river. The latter offers better adventure and vistas, but is recommended only to fit, experienced mountain trekkers as it is hazardously narrow and precipitous.

Nearest major city

Tiger Leaping Gorge is a couple of hours drive from the town of Lijiang, which is 340 kilometers (210 miles) northwest of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province.

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