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Address: North-East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Beautiful water terraces

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The terrace is are formed by a white layer of calcium carbonate deposits which has crystallized in the spring water. They are in in Sanba village which is about 100 kilometers from Shangri-La. The terraces are about 140 meters in length and 160 meters wide. It is one of the biggest terraces in China and the world. There was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We took the morning 8 am coach from Lijiang to Shangri-la. The ticket cost RMB 61 and we arrived at Shangri-la coach station at about 12 noon. The weather was surprisingly cold when we arrived at Shangri-la and I was told that it was snowing the previous night. We put on our jackets and headed to our Home Inn hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited whitewater pools after having just been to Tiger Leaping Gorge , so more walking made us a little apprehensive. It was however well worth it. We had a private guide who showed us the easiest track. Be aware that there are donkeys for hire, but they only go a short way up and you have to walk the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Although it's around a 3 hour drive from Zhongdian to the Terrace, provided that you're not driving, the views are terrific although there are virtually no places to stop for a coffee on route so it's best to take your own. When you arrive you pay a ‘mission fee’ (as they call it) of 30¥- £3 to enter the terrace... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This place was really deserted the day we visited. There was a Y30 entrance fee per person. The climb is fairly easy and the view from the top is really incredible. Spring water flowing from streams form pools of calcium carbonate deposits. The pools look bluish in their marble sculptured terraces. This is a holy site of the Naxi minority... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The place is three hours drive from Shangri-la one way. We took a local bus. It's not so big and we only had 2 hours there before we had to go to the last bus back. We recomend taking a car and stop on the way because the views are amazing.

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Address: North-East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Shangri-La County
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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