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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 100 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

China and Southeast Asia 2008: Tiger Leaping Gorge

August 16, 2014



One of my favorite hikes. There was a lookout point that gives an amazing view and photo opportunity of the gorge. When we arrived an elderly man had put a feeble barrier across the entrance saying he owned that part of the mountain. After some half-hearted negotiations we were allowed to take our photos. Ended up paying the equivalence of about 25 cents. Good for him , good for us. lol



Tiger Leaping Gorge



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Terraces part way up the sides of the Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

A close up view of the gorge.

A bridge opposite the gorge.

View of the gorge from the high path, showing Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on the left, and Haba Xueshan on the right.
View of the gorge from above.
Tiger Leaping Gorge (simplified Chinese: 虎跳峡; traditional Chinese: 虎跳峽; pinyin: Hǔtiào Xiá) is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River (Golden Sands River; 金沙江; Jīnshā Jiāng), a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Lijiang City, Yunnan in southwestern China. It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas World Heritage Site.


At a maximum depth of approximately 3790 meters (12434 feet) from
river to mountain peak, Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest and
most spectacular river canyons in the world. [1] 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 foreign hikers (as well as Chinese).


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China and Southeast Asia 2008: Tiger Leaping Gorge

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