Everything you need to know about China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge; Nellie Huang; G Adventures

China – Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas

The UNESCO Heritage Site is an ideal destination for hikers, outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike

Tiger Leaping Gorge sounds like a fictional location from a Disney movie. But for travellers who have hiked its steep limestone ridges and vertiginous cliffs, it’s every bit as real and deserving of its name as the Forbidden City in Beijing or the Great Wall of China

Located just 60km (37 mi) north of Lijiang in Yunnan, this dramatic gorge is carved out by the Jinsha River, a tributary of the massive Yangtze River. Featuring turquoise waterways and lime-green rice terraces, Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the most stunning landscapes anywhere in China.

Since opening its doors to foreign tourists (officially) in 1993, the gorge has drawn thousands of adventure seekers who want to experience a bit of rural China.

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