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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Four Scenic Areas in Diqing Rated “The Most Beautiful Places in China” (II)

The other two scenic areas on the list are:

Hutiao (Tiger Leaping) Gorge: Located 97 km south of Zhongdian, now Shangri-La, this 20 km long gorge is one of the deepest gorges in the world. Its narrowest spot is only 30 meters wide. According to a local legend, a tiger leaped over the rough Jinsha River at this narrowest point and gives it the “Tiger Leaping Gorge” name. Well worth the hike!

Lancang River Meili Grand Canyon: Lies at the foot of the Meili Snow Mountain, this 150 km long Canyon is a natural masterpiece. The 4,734 meter deep Canyon is also famous for its rough water. Lancang River rushes through narrow rocks and generates loud sounds. Breathtaking! Both Hutiao and Lancang Grand Canyon are rated “The Most Beautiful Canyons in China”.

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