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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

100 km (62 miles) NW of Lijiang | Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402, China
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Traveler Description: The Tiger Leaping Gorge trek is very hard work so shouldn't be taken lightly - if you are not fit, do some work before you embark on the trek or... more »
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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Dramatic gorge with interesting mythical past, quite beautiful and worth the visit. As with other places, however, if you've traveled to other beautiful natural sites in the world, you may not find this amazing. But is is quite impressive.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This attraction comes under the 'it's ok' category. It is a very long walk, which was pleasant enough, to see some rapids and a large statue of a tiger in the process of leaping over the gorge. Interesting cultural story backs up the scenario, but I found it a long way to go (from Lijiang) for a not stunning walk.... More

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Hereford, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's not easy to find where to get off the bus if you don't speak or read Chinese, but make the effort and you'll be amply rewarded. The high trail is challenging in many places, though the strenuous "28 bends" can be avoided by continuing on the road past the main trail entrance and taking a short hike to the... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It's on the way between Lijiang and Shangri-la, a great view of steep mountains and wild river running among big stones/slabs. There are well-built wooden paths (with hundreds of steps) to go down from the base platform to the base close to the roaring water. Going back up the hundreds of steps is a challenge (but there is wicker chair... More

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I read alot about tiger leaping gorge before embarking on the trip, alot of scaremongering seemed to be going on about how dangerous the two day trek was and this made me a bit nervous, especially as it was raining HARD the morning we left in Lijiang. However once we arrived at the gorge the rain had cleared and we... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Landmark is fabulous, NEVER miss it! I want to return to this place. Amazing. Naxi's house has the only tasty food in China:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

How to get there from Lijiang We asked our guest house in Lijiang to book us a bus to Qiaotou. They told us there was only one bus per day, which is not true. Anyway, we were booked into the 8:30 bus from Lijiang Passenger Transport Terminal to Tiger Leaping Gorge, not Qiaotou. This was not a problem as the... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

trekking through the gorge, A must do in Yunnan. I recommend to spend 2 days for a wonderful trekking in the gorge. Have a look to the middle Tiger Leaping gorge and climb down to the river. Great but take care it is a bit difficult climb.

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Jakarta
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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I did the walk between Tea Horse GH to Tina's. I started my walk from the lower road and hike up to TH. The path was from gravel and can accomodate only one car. There was no sign up to TH and the path had some branch.I took the wrong branch that straight to Halfway GH. The path between TH... More

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Great! You have to go down and climb up for around 1000 steps! But worth the view.. I went down for the great fjord view and took around 30 minutes for me to go up hahaha.. watch out! You have to prepare your oxygen since it is still thousands feet above see level..

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