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Address: Pudacuo Scenic Resort, East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
Phone Number: 0887-8224338
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A great national park

April is not the best season to visit this national park. Precisely because of that, there were not many people there when we visited it, and that, in China, was a huge plus and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had a flight to catch later in the day so we were kind of in a hurry. So we didn't really see EVERYTHING! But having said that the entrance tickets to the park is rather pricey with nothing spectacular to offer. or perhaps summer season is not the best time to go there. It's a decent enough park with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is just a huge park; you are bussed around to viewpoints but it's mostly fields and a big lake. It's quite interesting to see how the Tibetans live in summer homes, grazing their animals (mostly pigs, yaks and gnus) - but you can see this elsewhere.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

at 258RMB, it is pricey. i did trekking on both lakes, and feel both depicts the same view and vibe. perhaps, a cheaper option like separate tickets for each lake, could be an option. btw. was there during dry season, and the park feel lifeless with dry grass etc. i think summer will show the true colour of the park.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

If you have ever been hiking in the U.S. anywhere 1.5-2 hours outside a major city, I would skip this. When we went, the tour guides warned us that it would not be lush because the flowers had not yet bloomed. But really, it was just some flat lands and woods (and a lot of cows). You are bussed between... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

April is not the best season to visit this national park. Precisely because of that, there were not many people there when we visited it, and that, in China, was a huge plus and rare event. The trees were not yet turning green and the flowers were not yet blooming, and despite of those, we enjoyed our visit immensely. There... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Pudacuo National Park is really well-managed and organized. Buses ferrying visitors from base to the park are comfortable. Slow track in the park will take half a day. Views throughout this park are beautiful and breathtaking. Enjoy the clean air as you stroll along.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

the park is part of the Parallel Rivers from UNESCO as well it holds AAAAA classification from Chinese Government, so you can expect a very good maintenance and infra-structure. the price is around RMB 150 what is very expensive for Chinese Standards. the park is 30 min driving out of Shangri-la and after arriving to the sight you will then... More 

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Cameron Highlands, Pahang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a day trip to this Potatso National Park. We took the right choice to walk along the park because the scenery is really beautiful with different views. Very clean and enjoyable although walking for long distance.

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This park was a good use of a few hours. It's a little annoying that you have to stick to this bus route but you do get stretches of walking with beautiful views. We came in the winter so missed all the fauna, but it was still beautiful. I would suggest that others come in the spring/summer, though, as the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Plan to spend a whole day in the park as there is a few places you can take your time to walk about leisurely and enjoy the scenery. One can have lunch within the park as there are a few restaurants.

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Additional Information about Potatso National Park

Address: Address: Pudacuo Scenic Resort, East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
Phone Number: 0887-8224338
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Shangri-La County
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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