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Tiger Leaping Gorge

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So, to Tiger Leaping Gorge, the world's deepest river canyon. The hair raising bus ride in down the canyon side gave us a taste of things to come - bumping down the narrow, partially surfaced road with a drop of hundreds of feet to the river below.

We stayed at Sean's Guesthouse at Walnut Garden, with the most amazing view straght onto the gorge from our £2.50 a night room!

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The next morning we set off - the hike was a real challenge, for the nerves as much as for the legs, with a sheer drop of several thousand feet next to a path only a few feet wide cut into the mountain side. My heart still beats faster just thinking about it, particularly remembering negotiating obstacles like the waterfall running over the path!

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At the end of the first day's walking we stayed at the Naxi family guesthouse with excellent food and a very warm welcome.

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The next day we made our way slowly to Qiaotou, and began the long trip towards home.

Posted by magykal1 12:20 Archived in China

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