Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge is sited 60 kilometers north of Lijiang City, Yunnan in southwestern China. It is famous for its "perilousness". The main peak is 5596 meters high and the west peak is 600 meters higher than the surface of the river. When visitors walk into the valley, the sky is like a seam and the river is like a dragon, with the cliff lying over the head and the torrent rushing beside the feet, it present a quite spectacular scenery. Legend said that a tiger was being saw jumped across the river, hence the valley got the name "Tiger Leaping Gorge".
The canyon is a sector of the Three Parallel River that situated on the upper Yangtze River. The maximum depth of approximately 3790 meters from river to mountain peak makes it one of the world's deepest and most spectacular river ravines. Naxi people who live on grain planting and purchasing with foreign hikers were the originally residents.
With an average altitude of 3300 meters, the snow even falls in August sometimes. Because of the surrounded Hengduan Mountain and the complex and changeable terrain, the temperature is quite different from day and night and visitors may have the chance to experience four seasons in a day.