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Tiger Leaping Gorge is a canyon on the Yangtze River locally called the Golden Sands River located 60 km north of Lijiang City, Yunnan in southwestern China.

Around 15 km in length, the gorge is located where the river passes between 5,596 metre Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and 5,396 m Haba Xueshan in a series of rapids under steep 2000 metre cliffs. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at the narrowest point (still 25 metres wide), hence the name.

The area was officially opened to foreign tourists in 1993 but had attracted adventurous backpackers already in the 1980s.Now it's one of the popular trek for trekking in China.

If you have no time,there's path along both side to take close view of gorge.Not take much time like trekking,just take your power.

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