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Potatso National Park

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Pudacuo Scenic Resort, East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very peaceful. Friendly squirrel run here and there. Stroll slowly and enjoy the view. But you have to bring along the oxygen tank, just in case. Reminder, that the toilet there is not very hygiene and also smelly. Think before you drink.

Thank norlelaahmad85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing park with spectacular views and wildlife. Pity a large portion have been cordoned for rejuvenation work. Go early to enjoy the best of the view. Smokers are reminded to surrender their lighters at the gate or risk heavy fines if they are caught...More

2  Thank jensen_chua
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

There are 3 main attraction in total at Potaso National Park. However 2 were closed for maintances. Therefore left 1 place we can go. Visited on Mac 2018.

Thank hweeying
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Nothing special... sometimes some spots in the park are closed, the entrance fee is very expensive and the place is not worth it.

1  Thank pavi92
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Potatso National Park is the first National Park in China. It offers beautiful views of lakes, country homes, hikes along beautiful vistas and even boat rides on the lake if you are too tired to hike all the way or just short of time. I...More

Thank joed3
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Can do all the 3 trails of walking to fully enjoy the beautiful natural lake and landscape beauty of this Park. Highly recommend to walk round the Lake and you will not regret spending a good 4 hrs enjoying the sights ... stay away from...More

Thank 808tkn
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Everything good can turn sour, and probably the other way round. There may be a hundred bad things about this first Chinese national park. Only one major site to walk around, no exploration outside open area, too many tourists on too many shuttle diesel buses...More

1  Thank HongKongSunshine
Reviewed June 22, 2018

We werent able to see much of the park since parts were closed for maintenance but we did take a lovely walk around the lake on the well-maintained boardwalk. Nice views of horses, yak, and cows. The kids enjoyed the outdoors and the small museum...More

Thank hinalea
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

It took a while to get here but the roads passed scenic views and was worth the journey. The views are spectacular, the scenery tranquil and an enjoyable half-day out with friends. There is a section where you can hire traditional clothing for a photo...More

Thank maxamill0ye
Reviewed May 7, 2018

I was not that impressed with this park, mainly because the larger area was closed. Essentially did a lake cruise and then back to the visitor center. ID is required for entry so be sure to bring your passport unless a Chinese National then you...More

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August 10, 2018|
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Response from Mckits | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We visited in the spring when the snow was just starting to melt. I would think the fall period would also be nice as there are leaf trees in the area. The entry fee is a bit high but we felt the visit was well worth it... More
July 15, 2017|
Response from Clive K | Reviewed this property |
We went in May, when it was dry. I would think it would still be beautiful in the rainy season, but some of the views over the mountains and lakes may not be as clear. I'm sorry I don't know about the bus, although the park... More
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Response from Porky d | Reviewed this property |
Dirty toilets but otherwise a spectacular landscape on offer, which reinvents itself with each season. Not sure how it is in winter but in summer it can be pretty crowded especially in spots deemed snap-worthy by tourists... More