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
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.  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