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Tiger Leaping Gorge, the best hike in China – photo essay and hiking information

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Chattering birds breaking the distant rumble of the river a thousand metres below your feet. The sunlight bathing the snowy tops of souring mountains. The hike along Tiger Leaping Gorge contains some of China's most sparkling views, every step is invigorating, every corner contains breathtaking vistas...
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Salamanca Free Walking Tour + Monument & Sights Guide

Salamanca, Spain (35) - The unique façade of Casa de las Conchas, taken on Calle Compañía

Orientation

Salamanca‘s old town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage city in 1988, is relatively compact and can be visited on foot. Framed by Paseo San Vicente to the west, Av Mirat to the north, Paseo Canalejas to the east and the Tormes River to the south, most of the city’s monuments and attractions are contained within. The centre of the old town is the breathtaking Plaza Mayor, to the west is the Campo San Francisco the city’s first public gardens and to the south the world famous university and cathedrals. Estación de Salamanca the city’s train station is located north east of the old town along Paseo Estación and the bus station, Estación de autobuses de Salamanca, is north west of the old town on Av Filiberto Villalobos. Most of the Salamanca’s suburbs are north of the old town and there is a large city park, Parque de los Jesuitas, to the east.

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Malaga Free Walking Tour + Monument & Sights Guide

A covered Plaza de la Constitución - Málaga, Spain (50)

Orientation

Our Malaga Free Walking Tour is a quickie as Málaga is not exactly stuffed with tourist attractions. The smallish city centre is surrounded by, to the north, Plaza de la Merced, the principal square of the city. To the east sitting high on the hill is the Alcazaba de Málaga (Malaga Castle), further down the slope towards the centre is the Catedral de Málaga. To the south is the tree lined Alameda Principal and to the west the River Guadalmedina. The main shopping part of town, and also where you will find most banks, is clustered around Calle Marqués de Larios. The principle monuments are generally based around Calle San Augustín and Calle Alcazabilla.The city has two beaches, heading through the Tunel Alcazaba from Plaza de la Merced leads you to Playa de La Malagueta (Malagueta beach). The more family friendly Playa de Pedregalejo (Pedregalejo Beach) is a little quieter but requires taking the 34 bus from Alameda Principal.

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