Tiger Leaping Gorge is located in Yunnan Province in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Surrounded by 5,000 metre high mountains the gorge itself is 16km long and is the world's deepest canyon, being 3,000 metres deep. The scenery is dramatic and awe inspiring, with sheer cliff faces rising above the torrents of the Yangtze below. The gorge's name is derived from a legend where a tiger escaped pursuit by leaping across the gorge, so narrow is it at some points. There are several trekking trails around the gorge which allow you to appreciate the spectacular scenery. The Gorge is part of the Three Parallel River National Park, a 17,000 square kilometre site where the Yangtze, Mekong and Salween Rivers run parallel north to south for 300km through steep gorges in the Hengduan Mountains. It is one of the world's richest temperate areas in terms of biodiversity.
Travel to Tiger Leaping Gorge
Organised group tours: Click here to see 6 tours to Yunnan Province which may include Tiger Leaping Gorge.