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Tiger Leaping Gorge & Yufeng Temple

Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang, Yunnan

 Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge is famous for its steep peaks, deep gorges and torrential current. Meanwhile it is one of the deepest valleys in the world. It can be divided into three parts: the Upper Reach, the Middle Reach and the Lower Reach. The peaks on the both sides of the gorge are steep and dangerous, as if they were cut by the sword. Some of the rocks are purely white.

The width of the water surface of the Tiger Leaping Gorge is no more than 100 meters (about 109 yards), and the narrowest sections is only 30 meters (about 33 yards). Water rushes into the gorge from a higher place, and the river is like a dragon flying among the mountains. Sometimes there are rocks on the mountainside falling into the river. The small ones will be carried away by the water while the big ones will stay.

Although the Tiger Leaping Gorge is dangerous and brings much inconvenience to the water transportation, it really has a kind of irresistible beauty which attracts millions of fearless people.

Getting there:
You can take bus in Lijiang Central Bus Station to get to Daju Village or Tiger Leaping Town. Then you can start your sight seeing about this amazing place.

Admission Fee: CNY 50
Time for a Visit:
Two hours
Opening Hours: 08:30 to 18:00

 Yufeng Temple

Yufeng Temple is one of five Lamaism temples in Lijiang. It was originally built in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). Its architectural style is the combination of the Han, Bai and the Tibetan nationalities.

There is a camellia tree in this temple which is called as the First Tree in the World. It is the child of two different camellia trees. Planted in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), it is more than 500 years old. It will present twenty to thirty thousand flowers per year. The florescence is usually more than 100 days, which is considered a wonder in the universe.

Admission Fee: CNY 20
Recommended Time for a Visit: One hour
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 17:00

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