Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡 # Yunnan – China

Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡 Hǔ tiào xiá is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River, a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Lijiang CityYunnan in southwestern China. It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas World Heritage Site.

Legend says the name comes from a hunted tiger escaping by jumping across the river at the narrowest point (still 25 metres (82 ft) wide), using the rock in the middle.

At a maximum depth of approximately 3,790 meters (12,434 feet) from river to mountain peak, Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world.[3] The inhabitants of the gorge are primarily the indigenous Naxi people, who live in a handful of small hamlets. Their primary subsistence comes from grain production and hikers.

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We can go down near the gorge, but becareful, it’s slippery and you can get wet.

From the Tiger Gorge, we continue our journey to Shangrila City.

Lijiang 丽江 Adventure # Yunnan – China

Today we will go to Lijiang by private van.

Lijiang 丽江 is a prefecture-level city in the northwest of Yunnan province, China. It has an area of 21,219 square kilometres (8,193 sq mi) and had a population of 1,244,769 at the 2010 census whom 211,151 lived in the built-up area (metro) made up of Gucheng District. Lijiang is famous for its UNESCO Heritage Site, the Old Town of Lijiang. Line 1 of Lijiang Tram started construction in October 2019

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Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain 玉龙雪山

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain 玉龙雪山 Yùlóng Xuěshān is a mountain massif or small mountain range in Yulong Naxi Autonomous CountyLijiang, in Yunnan province, China. Its highest peak is named Shanzidou 扇子陡 and is 5,596 m (18,360 ft) above sea level.

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our guide in Lijiang

Lijiang Old Town 丽江古城

In the evening, we arrive at Lijiang Old Town 丽江古城. We will stay in one of hotel inside the old town. This old town is very beautiful.

Dayan 大研, commonly called the Old Town of Lijiang 丽江古城 Lìjiāng Gǔchéng is the historical center of Lijiang City, in Yunnan, China. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Summer Holiday Yunnan 云南 Trip # Yunnan – China

I didn’t go back home this summer holiday, and my friend, VV ask me if we want to take some tour to other province. We decided to go to to Beijing Tour BTG office, located near Guomao. My friend “A” take his parents to tour using this agent, and he said it’s good.

Actually, I forgot where is the office located because I heard that it’s moved. That time when I visit the office, they are in renovation.

After looking for some tour package, we decided to go to Yunnan 云南 because the date is suitable for us and I heard Yunnan 云南 is very beautiful. We take Kunming 昆明 – Dali 大理 – Li Jiang 丽江 – Shangrila 香格里拉 Tour for 9 days tour with price RMB 5.500/person.

We depart from our dorm at evening, to take flight to Kunming 昆明 at night. If I’m not wrong, our flight is at 21:00, China Eastern and will arrive at Kunming 昆明 at 00:50 the next day. Arrive at the airport, there’s staff from BTG agent that waiting for us at the airport and help us to check-in.

waiting room

Arrive in Kunming 昆明, our guide has already waiting for us at the arrival. Then we go to hotel to rest.

This tour agent has very good service. We stay at 4* hotel.