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 Most famously, Bingzhongluo boasts the Nu River Gorge, 320 kilometres long and often dubbed the "Grand Canyon of the east".

Crucial to the new attempts to promote eco-tourism is UNESCO’s 2003 designation of the “Three Parallel Rivers area” as a World Heritage Site, encompassing the Nu River and the two river valleys to the east.
Table of Contents
Part One Landseapesand Lifestyles
Chapter One The Flow of the River
The Nu River
The Mountains
Flora, Fauna and Farms
Towns and Markets
Market Days
Chapter Two Crossing the Angry River
Spanning with Fugong Stone
Suspension Bridges
Riding the Rope-Bridge
Chapter Three Caravans and Crossbows
Nujiang Caravans
Obstacles on the Trail
Decline of the Caravans
Crossbows in the Canyon
Using a Crossbow
Part Two In the Shadows of History
Chapter One The West Discovers
Nujiang The French Expedition of 1895
Jungle Explorers
From Pianma to Hpimaw and Back
Flying Tigers over Nujiang
Chapter Two New Gods for Nujiang
Missionary Monks
Catholic Pioneers
Protestant Preachers
Chapter Three The Acceleration of Time--20th Century Nujiang
Securing the Last Frontier
The Morses Return
The Fate of the River
Part Three People of the canyon
Chapter One Earliest Settlers
The Nu Stake a Claim
Life, Love and Spirituality Among the Nu
Cousin Dulong
Chapter Two Latter-Day Migrants
Tibetans in Bingzhongluo
The Lure of the Canyon
Chapter Three Usu White and Black Yunnan's Usu
The Organization of Lisu Life
The Art of Looking Lisu
Marking the Passage of Time