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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

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Address: 100 km (62 miles) NW of Lijiang | Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402, China
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Impresive views, lovely scenery

Impressive views of the river and canyon. Best if you can visit the middle gorge. Less tourists and definetly more contact with nature. We went with two toddlers (on backpacks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had very high expectations but sadly my experience was disappointing. Skip to the last paragraph on the Gorge itself. First few paragraphs are the tour I went on to get there. Booked via the hotel I stayed at (RMB 180 pp) which was operated by a 3rd party (the tour group was all in Chinese but had no issue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Impressive views of the river and canyon. Best if you can visit the middle gorge. Less tourists and definetly more contact with nature. We went with two toddlers (on backpacks) from sean´s spring guest house to the middle gorge. It was a more less a 3 hour walk round trip. If you are not travelling with young children you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic hike, and the reason that I decided to travel in Yunnan. The scenery is breathtaking, and the hike itself is not too difficult when done in two days. There are periodic stalls that sell food and water, but I would highly recommend bringing your own as the prices are high.

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were informed about the amount of stairs to climb which we didn't know it will be so tiring but it was worth it. Of course, going down was a breeze but be careful bumping into people as there were loads of tourists. At the bottom, you could see the gushing water which was really spectacular. But tracking up will... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Spectacular, really a must see if you're in the area. The walk is pretty tame with the option of taking a 'rickshaw' to and from. One crosses over gushing gullies of bluish water topped with white foam in places. All this gushes into the chasm below and turns capachino brown complete with white foam. You an see the statue of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Well, i think many people were shocked by the feeling when trekking on the high way or climbing down to the middle gorge...it shocked me too becasue I rode my bicycle and finished the trekking(carrying bike...) on the high way! An unforgetable experience for my whole life!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was impressive seeing the turbulent water thundering down, but you don't really have to walk all the way down there to appreciate it. Everybody does, and good luck with the climb back upstairs! But I think looking at it from above is good enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We are a couple in our early-mid forties, it took us 2 full days of moderate speed to walk the upper trail from Qiaotou to Walnut garden without a guide. The views of the Jinsha river running between the two gigantic mountain are truly beyond compare. We were staying the first night at ‘Tea horse’ guesthouse that offers variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband and I are both over 65 and this hike, with our excellent guide was one of the highlights of a month long private tour of China organised for us by China Highlighhts. The hike is challenging. It's a very steep climb through 28 bends, made tougher by the altitude so we had to stop frequently on the way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A fantastic place - although very crowded and a lot of steep steps. You need to be reasonably fit and active to see it properly!

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Address: Address: 100 km (62 miles) NW of Lijiang | Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Shangri-La County
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Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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