25/06/2017

Lijiang and the Tiger Leaping Gorge #DiscoverChina

 

We wanted to discover much as possible Yunnan, and it’s impossible to visit Yunnan without see the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The Tiger Leaping Gorge is in Everest Mountains, it’s one the deepest gorge in the world. A famous story come from this mountains and this gorge, create by a tiger who were hunted and did an amazing and big jump of 30 meters to escape, so a legend was created around this gorge. The Tiger Leaping Gorge are next Lijiang, which is a city in the north west of Yunnan. It’s a beautiful city, particularly the old city, which is very typical. There is a lot of old houses cross by a small river and surrounded by mountains, which make it a small place of paradise.

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The first day we visit Lijiang, and the next day we went to the Leaping Tiger, which took around 2 hours. When we arrived we start at Qiaotou, a walk of 23km, and composed by a lot of difficulties. We knew that was a bit difficult so we prepared and well equipped ourselves. It was a really hot day, so the biggest difficulty was really hard, it was named the 28 turnings. During the walk, we met a lot of autochthone, which invites us to eat and drink, they were all very nice. We finally finished our first day in 7 hours, we stopped at Halfway, which was a great guesthouse with a beautiful view on mountains.     

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