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Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

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Hutiaoxia Town (虎跳峡镇 Hǔtiào Xiá Zhèn), formerly known as Qiaotou (literally "Bridgehead"), is a fairly uninteresting place in itself. However, it is best known as the start-point for the Tiger Leaping Gorge trek. If you're stuck for a few hours, the town has a reasonable street market.



Sights and Activities



Getting There

By Car

The road to Lijiang is fast and modern, less so to Shangri-La, and the road along the gorge to Walnut Garden (and on to Daju) is currently awful.

By Bus

Frequent public buses to Lijiang, Shangri-La, and along the gorge road to Walnut Garden.



Eat, Drink and Sleep

There aren't many options in Qiaotou. There are some traditional Chinese eateries and scruffy guesthouses in the centre of town, but most travellers congregate at Margo's 'Gorged Tiger Cafe', by the start of the gorge road. Margo herself is a mine of information on the gorge.


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