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Address: North-East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Its 3 scenic hours on the bus each way but makes for a very enjoyable day trip. Once you arrive a couple hours is plenty to see the limestone terraces and be back down by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rick H
Anchorage, Alaska
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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's in the middle of Lijiang and Shangri-la ! The white water terraces was beautiful. It was sunny this day, so it's help, but really amazing. Not many people. There is a hike about 1hour. You can walk all around, there is many terraces, and you can continue through the forest. But maybe you can be lost easily. If you... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its 3 scenic hours on the bus each way but makes for a very enjoyable day trip. Once you arrive a couple hours is plenty to see the limestone terraces and be back down by the ticket office to catch the bus back. Can even squeeze in lunch at one of the many restaurants near the ticket office if you... More 

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Suffolk, England
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a nearby guesthouse and spent an hour walking up to look around; well worth it! We had a lovely sunny day too which showed off the colours even more spectacularly!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a day trip from Lijiang to Shangri La via Tiger Leaping Gorge and Baishuitai. The views to the mountains and gorge on the way were gorgeous. I have no idea if the views are the same if you take the short route from Lijiang to Shangri La. Only for the water terraces it is maybe not worth to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Visited this place while on our way back from Shangrila to Lijiang. We were quite lucky that we had good weather and there were hardly any other visitors around when we visited. So we were able to take in the amazing views and enjoy the moment. Very enjoyable.

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Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Little bit out of the way, but well worth your time. Buses are leaving early in the morning from Shangri-la bus station. Trip takes around 3 hours and an your way back you have to signal the bus driver. One hour is enough time so together with the time on the bus your trip will take around 7 or 8... More 

2 Thank yotisx
Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Travertine terraces in Yunnan province are a result of karst processes. Few places in the world can boast the presence of this type of forms. You have to put some effort in order to reach them, but worth it. The great advantage of this place is that they are visited by a small number of tourists. For me a very... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stopped here on our way to shangrila (5 hour drive). The walk up to the terrace was short (15-20 minutes), but always up hill. At the entrance they offer horse rides which don´t take you all the way to the top. They leave you less then half way up. When you get to the terraces you have beautiful views... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A friend and I hiked from Haba to here, Baishuitai, which took about 6 hours (30km - @ 19 miles). By the time we got to Baishuitai, the sun was setting and we were starving (and very tired). Apparently, we were the only visitors to this little village that night, and a local Chinese woman flagged us down as we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went during the dry season so there was not much water on the terraces. The 2-hour drive from Ringha through zigzag roads was very scenic. We were fortunate that the pink rhododendrons were blooming within the alpine forest.

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