This is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting.
The above two pictures were taken inside the bus on our way from Lijiang to the Tiger Leaping Gorge, The views were gorgeous. Seeing and hearing the thunderous rushing waters slam into sharp, large rocks, I could feel the power of nature. While some travelers felt very excited, I did have a “fleeting moment”.
I have put together a video with a piece of Chinese music from the You Tube selection: Drifting along the Pearl River. Enjoy!
Address: Shangri-La, Deqen, Yunnan, China
It is believed that the Tiger Leaping Gorge is the deepest in the world. It is about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Lijiang Old Town lying between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong Xueshan) and Haba Snow Mountain (Haba Xueshan) is Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Gorge). From the top of the gorge you look down the steeply angled (70-90 degrees) mountain sides to the rushing Golden Sands (Jingsha) River with its 18 frothing rapids more than 200 meters (about 700 feet) below.
An ancient legend says that a tiger used this rock as its stepping stone so it could leap across from one side of the gorge to the other, which is how the place got its name.
If you like to see the pictures , here’s a slide show and a gallery. Enjoy!