Lancang River Meili Grand Canyon
, is located in the Diqing Deqin county, Yunnan
, China’s most beautiful grand canyon, one of China’s largest one of the most important nature reserve, and the sceneries are mostly the protective Yunnan golden monkeys and other rare species, as well as the typical mountain forest perpendicular band natural landscape. Lancang Melli Grand Canyon is located in China’s Yunnan Deqing Diqing, started in the north from Foshan township, south to Yanmen township, 150 kilometers long, is one of the largest local elevation difference in Yunnan province. Canyon river surface is 2006 meters above sea level, on the left bank of Meili Snow Mountain
kagebo peak 6740 meters above sea level, the right bank of Baima Snow Mountain
Zhalaqueni peak 5460 meters above sea level, the biggest altitude difference is 4734 meters, the largest canyon from the river to the top of the slope distance is 14 kilometers. Per kilometer rose an average of 337 meters, the valley has a nearly vertical slope.
♦ What to see in Langcang Meili Grand Canyon
► Puqiao Bridge
Lancang River from Tibet into th Meili valley, river become narrow, fast-flowing, and no way to cross this river, in history people there all pass the river by bamboo raft. Here is an important place in Anicent Tea Horse Route. The risk of here has big problems that people who make living via Tea Route. This situation is forcing people to seek to change. In 1946 a Lijiang businessmen who do business in Yunnan Tibet and India is contributive to build a chain bridge, named Puqiao Bridge. From then on, people and horse can smoothly go through the river by bridge.
► Liutong River Ferry
Lancang river canyon’s natural landscape, make the travelers open their horizon. Liutong River Ferry in Liutong River Village, Foshan Township Deqin County, is the dangerous ancient ferry of Lancang River, is the Ancient Tea Horse Route. Long before the founding times of China, people rely on chain in the past to pass the river. The tools for passing through the river are a big bamboo tube, the river so called “Liutong River”.
► Chilly Wind Gap Wall
The Chilly Wind Gap Wall of the Lancang River is a stunning landscape. Lancang River flows through the Luoma River into the river’s estuary, in case of rock block, river become narrow. I don't know how many centuries, the river like a sharp sword, split the rocks in half. On both sides of the river rock is straight like wall, about 100 meters long. From the water, there is more than 200 meters high. River is less than 50 meters wide, it may be said “look up you will see a thin of strip sky”; there is eagle fly around, hovering between the cliffs. Such as the water in the river is roaring, lifted waves. Wave rolled up the wind, the wind pushes the wave against the rock wall, and makes a huge roar. In the past, people on the rock wall of the east rock chiseled stone and wood, paved way along the cliff, to connect Tibet and India in its north.