First Bend of the Yangtze River the village of Shigu

First Bend of the Yangtze River Deqin Yunnan
60 kilometers away from Lijiang, the Yangtze River becomes trapped between the mountains of Hailuo and is forced to make a huge turn. Overlooking the first bend of the Yangtze River a few hundred meters away with the Hailuo Mountains in the background, numerous visitors was impressed by this inimitable beauty.

The Yangtze River

The Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world after the Nile and the Amazon. From its source located on a plateau on the border of Tibet and Qinghai, the Yangtze River flows through the high-altitude regions to the southwest of China and Yunnan. It then runs again toward the northeast and other regions as it increasingly advances to finish the race in Shanghai and empties into the East China Sea. It travels 6,300 km before reaching the mouth of the river!

First Bend of the Yangtze River

Once in Yunnan Province, 60 kilometers away from Lijiang, the Yangtze River is trapped between Hailuo Mountains. The Yangtze River or as the locals call it, the Jinsha river has no choice but to make a U-turn, a turn of more than 140°to return to the northeast of the province toward Tiger Leaping Gorge. This sensational view is all the more extraordinary from a hill. This hill, located a few hundred meters outside the village of Stone Drum, can be reached by climbing a narrow path in the middle of a lush forest. The panorama, breathtaking, remains engraved in the memories of the traveler forever.


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    Stone Forest

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