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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!


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!


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


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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