Three Parallel Rivers National Park

Three Parallel Rivers National Park, Lijiang: Hours, Address, Three Parallel Rivers National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Three Parallel Rivers National Park

Three Parallel Rivers National Park
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
Magnificent mountainous landscape
May 2021
Three parallel rivers in the gorges of the mountainous area in the Gucheng District, Lijiang. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rightly so. Good signage, in Chinese and English. The large areas of floating sphagnum moss meadows are interesting to see. they have become a bird habitat.
Written May 26, 2021
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Tom Y
Las Vegas, NV806 contributions
Nice place to visit
Nov 2016 • Friends
I was with a tour group vising this place. We took the tram, but a lot of people walk up there. It was beautiful and worth the time going up there.
Written November 22, 2016
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eliza-china
Wuhan, China87 contributions
Beautiful but expensive
Apr 2016 • Solo
The national parks are beautiful in China but there are ones which are better for the price. Most of the national parks are about 200 yuan and you are forced to get onto a packed bus with others. These routes are also often not well thought out and the vistas are blocked by infrastructure. This is not one of those parks. The road into the park is amazing and people are friendly and willing to pose for pictures. You can take the tram but we hiked up which was a little difficult but the views were worth it. We had nicer photos than those who took the tram up.
Written May 16, 2016
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GaoHeRan
Greifswald, Germany3 contributions
development VS. conservation
Jun 2011 • Solo
I'm a master degree student of Landscape ecology and Nature conservation, recently I've been to Nu river valley from 15th of June to 5 of July, 2011. I've stayed in 3 villages along the Nu river and get to interview the local government as well as protected area's officers.

What I've found is the eager for change and development of local people, from most of the villagers to the local government. They do not like the title of "poverty County" on their head, and local officers have a strong belief on big dam project, that it is the only way to alleviate poverty. But one junior officer from Bing Zhong Luo town (on the border of Yunnan and Tibet) showed his concern that big dam project doesn't necessarily bring in development and benefit for local residents, but many times corruption and social division too. but the major opinion of people living next to Nu river, is development over conservation.

The leader of Nature Reserve office in Gaoligong told me that, they wish the dams will be built, in order to bring some benefit to local people: who's nature heritage it is? Everybody says its a world nature heritage, it's a proud of the whole nation, but when come to concrete work, it is us, the people who's living here, protecting it and sacrifice life conviniency for it. Why not dam the river, or chop down the whole mountain area to improve people's living standard? Protection for whom?

Except one eco-tourguide is anti-dam, rest of the interviewee i met are all looking forward to see the dams coming, or actively working on it. The concern of dam project is mainly about its construction safety and inequality from benefit distribution, the potential ecological destruction is not of people's concern, not even in the Nature Protection office.

In a poor region like Nu Prefecture, the definition of development, the argument of strong against weak sustainability, self-sufficiency against modernisation, needs to be re-defined and discussed. to carry out nature conservation in this area, people's basic needs is to be firstly fulfilled, put priority over nature conservation. Otherwise I'm afraid none of the UNESCO's requests or commends will work out.
Written September 3, 2011
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KatyYan
Berkeley, CA2 contributions
Beauty under threat
Apr 2011
I recently returned from the TPR national park and the rest of the Nu River valley. There are a number of potential threats to the site and its biological, cultural and intrinsic values, including a series of large dams being proposed from upstream in Tibet all the way through the park on the Nu River main-stem. While I encourage travelers to visit the park (and take advantage of the whitewater rafting opportunities through these gorgeous gorges), please visit responsibly. This park is still young and waste disposal can be a major issue.

You can read more about my trip and the larger dam debate (in English and Chinese) here:
http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/4314-Averting-a-nightmare-on-the-Nu-
Written June 1, 2011
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