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【China。七彩雲南】20140801。昆明-吉隆坡 Kunming to Kuala Lumpur


Last chapter of our 12 days Yunnan journey!
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【China。七彩雲南】20140728。往香格里拉的路上 On the way to Shangri-La


After having lunch at Hutiaoxia Town, we continued our journey to Shangri-La, or Zhongdian. The distance was about 120 km and took us about 2.5 hours to reach there. Due to rainy weather, we didn’t have blue sky in sight, but the views were still so pretty and attractive.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140728。香格里拉虎跳峽 Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-La


Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest gorge of the world, lying between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (highest peak 5,596 m) and Haba Snow Mountain (highest peak 5,396 m), about 18 km in length. Jinsha River, or upper section of Yangtze River, flows through the valley. The width of the river is only 30-60 m, arrives here at an altitude of 1,800 m and leaves at 1,630 m height, falling 170m in 7 steeps rapidly. We went to the scenic area at Shangri-La County, at the upper section of Tiger Leaping Gorge.
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