Guanyin Waterfall of Tiger Leaping Gorge

Guanyin(Goddess of Mercy) Waterfall of Tiger Leaping Gorge

The most wonderful waterfall and cliffs during the hiking tour of Tiger Leaping Gorge
Guanyin Waterfall is the largest waterfall during the hiking in Tiger Leaping Gorge, it is located in the cliffs on the way of hiking from Halfway Guesthouse in Bendiwan Village to Tinas Hostel in the Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge. The name of Guanyin Waterfall is from the name of the Guanyin Temple(观音庙) here. Guanyin or GuanYin is an East Asian bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. She is commonly known as the “Goddess of Mercy” in English. Guanyin Temple here is only few meters from the waterfall hanging in the cliffs.

Hiking Tips

Guanyin Waterfall of Tiger Leaping Gorge

1. It usually hot in day time, you can bring shorts and T-shirt. As hiking will consume lots of physical strength, you could take some high calorie food such as chocolate, malted milk, sliced dried beef and so on.
2. When you hiking to the Shenzhou Waterfall located between Walnut Garden and Zhongxia Hotel, you must be very carefull, as it may fall stone with the waterfall which is very dangerous.
3. Each year from June to September is the rainy season of the Diqing Plateau. You’d better avoid this period as it may occurs debris flow and mountain rock fall.
4. Located at the high altitude area, surrounded by Hengduan Montains, the climmate in Tiger Leaping Gorge is complicate and changable. The temperature difference between day and night is big. Take think coat, down jacket, gloves, anti-skidding boots with you.

Nearby Attractions

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Haba Snow Mountain
The First Bend of Yangtze River, Lijiang
The Upper Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge (Lijiang Side)
Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan