White Water River

White Water River, Lijiang: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, White Water River Reviews: 4/5

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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Nice and Blue with Help from People
Jul 2021 • Couples
The river is in the Blue Moon Valley and is full of nice clear blue water. The rock underneath the river is white so hence the name. The area has quite a few man made features to help with glacier protection but we felt it was still worth the trip. There are lots of walkways and platforms to view the river. There is also a decent amount of vendors and clean washrooms.

We had troubles getting here because the bus stations were not open when we went but our hotel helped us get a guide. The guide took us to a few scenic spots in the area.
Written July 26, 2021
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DON_SCOTT2000
Anaheim, CA118 contributions
Worth Your Trip
Dec 2019
White Water River and Blue Moon Valley are in the same area, right at the base of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The White Water River is the up-stream, followed by the Blue Moon Lake or Valley. The admission to this area is 50 CNY (including the electric-car rides) in addition to the 100 CNY general admission fee and the 20 CNY bus-ride fee into the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain National Park. If you would like to go up to the Glacier Park, Spruce Meadow, or the Yak Meadow, there will be additional fees for the gondola. Yeah, lots of fees anywhere in China. Not sure if you can hike up to those areas.
The Blue Moon Valley is absolutely beautiful. The water is very blue and clear. What I dislike about it is the man-made terraces and water-falls. Perhaps that is how the water can be retended and making it more beautiful.
Written January 1, 2020
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sy3717
Subang Jaya, Malaysia1,006 contributions
Splendid view
May 2019 • Friends
The water is extremely clean as it is filtrated and purified by gravel and stones after running from one level to another. It is actually formed by runoff from the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. As it has not been polluted at all, so call White River. These form splendid view, just like landscaping water fall. Feast to the eyes.
Written July 30, 2019
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Renan
168 contributions
Good rather than very good
Apr 2019 • Solo
It's part of the blue moon lakes so if you do one, you do the other. This waterfall is located between the highest lake the the one below. It's a nice sight but nothing exceptional
Written May 13, 2019
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lee shing
Hong Kong, China3 contributions
Beautiful and amazing art work of the nature
Dec 2018
Very beautiful scenery, cannot imagine before there would be such amazing natural work of art, even though it is far away, need to drive 3 and half hours from Lijiang, but with the help of our hired driver, Steven Wen. We have enjoyed a wonderful trip in there. We especially appreciated Steven Wen's services for the following reasons:
1). He was a superb, considerate and safe driver.
2). His English was excellent.
3). He was very knowledgeable and respectful about the region, its history and customs.
4). What distinguished him the most was his sense of adventure. He readily went to remote, non-touristy
places, off the scheduled path, and really seemed to enjoy the adventure along with us.

I recommend wholeheartedly Steven Wen!
Written December 20, 2018
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alanb
Lewes, UK461 contributions
Good for a photo opportunity
Sep 2017 • Couples
This place has definitely had some help with its 'natural' appearance. Yes, the waterfalls are picturesque and obviously popular with local couples getting married. It is easily accessible on your way down from Jade Dragon mountain. I'm not sure it compares with Pammukale in Turkey though.
In essence it is nice but not exciting.
Written October 18, 2017
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Jacqueline L
Singapore, Singapore87 contributions
great views from here
Jan 2017 • Couples
Although this terraced waterfall is not natural but man made, its still a pretty sight especially with the jade dragon snow mountain in the background. This is just located at the end of blue moon valley along the same stretch of walk way. It would take approximately 1 hours to circle about this place on foot including the blue moon valley. The pathway is well maintained and easy access for all ages. If travelling during the low tourist season like we did in January, you can get quite great shots of this place without anyone in the background.
Written January 22, 2017
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Jacqui M
653 contributions
Stunning views
Jan 2017 • Friends
We were brought here by our guide after going up the Jade Dragon Mountain, and the peaceful river provided a contrast to the high mountains. The water flows down man-made crescent shaped terraces, reminiscent of scenes from Yellowstone Park in USA. There were prayer flags on display along the river, many sightings of ethnic tribes in their colourful Naxi and Tibetan clothes. Further down river, we saw 2 magnificent white yaks. Quite the perfect morning.
Written January 13, 2017
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Noor711
Pasir Ris, null, Singapore586 contributions
Unique terrace
Dec 2016 • Family
This is located on the other side of the Blue Moon Valley just across the road. The flow of water will come here first before going down to the Blue Moon Valley. Unique terraced like shaped as if planting of rice or wheat in different level. Looks similar to Pamukkale but this is smaller version. Because the water flow is always there, it is still white in colour. Like the Pamukkale (which is already yellow due to lack of water washing it down). Perfectly pitched terrace. Nice background of the Jade Dragon snow mountain.
Written January 11, 2017
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Tom Y
Las Vegas, NV806 contributions
Not 100% natural terraced waterfall
Nov 2016 • Friends
This nice looking terraced waterfall is not 100 natural. If you look closely, there are concrete patches that made it all perfect. This was confirmed by our local guide. The terrace was fixed to make it look perfect It still look very nice with the Jade Tiger Snow mountain in the backdrop.

Nice place to visit.
Written November 24, 2016
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