Yixiantian in the Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge

Yixiantian in the Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge

The most special attractions in the Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge are Mantianxing (Stars all over the sky) and Yixiantian(One Line Sky). The river falls nearly 100 meters (328 ft) in this section with reefs standing in random, and the riptide jumps in the reefs like stars falling into the river. Therefore, it is named as Mantianxing (Stars all over the sky) by the locals. The best time to see this attraction is during the time of sunset.
It takes about 1 hour to Mantianxing from Tina’s and 1.5 hours back. 3 to 4 hours is needed including the visiting time.
Going through the hinterland of the gorge, the Snow Mountains at the two sides of the section are the highest peak. Viewing the gorge from here, you will see the sight of one line sky cut by the high mountains and deep valleys, like standing at the horizon. The sight here is called”One Line Sky”。 In spite of the”One Line Sky”,the flying waterfalls and the deep valley would make your trip more enjoyable.
There is no way from Mantianxing (Stars all over the sky)and”One Line Sky”, so you should go back to Tina’s and then move to”One Line Sky”. It is not necessary to go to the”One Line Sky”because you can view its sight from Mantianxing.

Hiking Tips

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