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White-Water Terraces (Baishuitai)

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Address: North-East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Nice place to visit if your going from Tiger Leaping Gorge to Shangri-la.

It's an extra 2 hours taking the long scenic route from Tiger Leaping Gorge to Shangri-la. If the weather is good the drive is pretty scenic but it's true that the road can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Milan, Italy
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It a very beatiful place, but it doesn't worth almost 3 hours and half to go from Shangi-La (and 3 hours and half to come back).

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Thank begaia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bus still departs at 9.10 in the morning from lijiang and goes back at 2.30p.m (25 each Way) Bus ride took 4 hours since it stops every 10km. Could be less if littler people.bus was cramed when we went . Time needed for terraces max 1 hour. Entry 30 rbm. Students 15. Lots of construction going on. It looked like... More 

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Just taking a ride to the Terraces was so beautiful and interesting culminating at this beautiful natural wonder. You need to hike around and take in the surrounding views -- just breathtaking!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

It's an extra 2 hours taking the long scenic route from Tiger Leaping Gorge to Shangri-la. If the weather is good the drive is pretty scenic but it's true that the road can be winding in some stretches. We took about an hour to walk around the terrace. They are in the middle of construction and it looks like they... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We visited Baishyitai on our way from Tiger Leaping Gorge to Shangri-la. It was somewhat interesting but it only takes about 30 minutes to see the pools and requires about 3-4 extra hours in the car to get here. I'm not sure this was worth the time invested in the drive (along with the crazy mountain roads along the way).

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Best place I visited in shangrila. It's a whole day tour by car. Takes two and half hour from the city if you drive non stop. Roads are good and sceneries along the road are worth watching. But do not drop it for the distance or the last half hour climb to the top once you reach the place... Every... More 

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South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Baishuitai is beautiful and peaceful and worth visiting! What really made the trip though was the crazy bus ride.Roads winding through the mountains, picking up locals and never slowing down on turns makes you feel like you're living on the edge. If motion sickness is a problem this is not for you but if you want to see more of... More 

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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 November 20, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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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