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Address: Pudacuo Scenic Resort, East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Phone Number: +86 887 822 4338
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice and big park to visit

Nice and huge park to visit with many scenic spots and lakes. Ticket entry includes the bus inside the park

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and huge park to visit with many scenic spots and lakes. Ticket entry includes the bus inside the park

Reading, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Take advantage of the tourist buses which will drop you off at various interesting points, unless you want a very long trek indeed Walks are along board walks and the whole park has a very managed look to it. No birds, apart from a solitary wagtail; lots of Chinese tourists taking selfies. This was a pleasant morning but if we... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is essentially an area of virgin Tibetan plateau country, with beautiful lakes and wetlands. The 'Disney' atmosphere is due to the fact that it is incredibly popular (99.9% Chinese) and the whole visit is managed. You get on a bus which whisks you through the park and up to the first lake, where you get off and all troop... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Very impressive views, we went in early autumn and the colors were plenty. The boat rides are ok but over priced. Note there are not many opportunities to buy food or drinks so better bring your own. That you have to follow the bus trail is unavoidable and I think the right thing for China otherwise the park would be... More 

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Shanghai, China
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31 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Despite a call for green buses, the park is just a gigantic attraction for stupid crowds. We can understand the idea of limitating free access to the nature in order to better control pollution level but when this ends up in having polluting buses & hundreds of thousands visitors per day... might start to be worse. Don't bother visiting and... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

one of my favorite park, not too crowded contrary to other park in china, quiet, with amazing landscape, if you go in Shangri-La it is clearly a must do

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Sandnes, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This was a very nice alpine park with scenery which could have been in Scandinavia on a lower altitude. A bus will take you to the first lake where you follow a pathway along the lake shore until you reach a bus that takes you to the second lake and a longer pathway. If you don't want to walk it's... More 

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Hammond, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

One the third day, I came to the beautiful place and start to look around with a group of people, People there are very nice.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Entrance fees is not cheap. There are special " environmental friendly" buses bring visitors at stop at Pint 1, Point 2 , and Point 3. These buses travelling at high speed and negotiate dangerously on bends! We stopped at Point 1 and strolled 3.3 KM to enjoy the scenery. The 3.3 Km walk on wooden footpath is indeed an experience... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice view, only few animals, most of them squirrels so no big deal, and very expensive (around 250¥ which includes the bus fee). There were two walking paths, the first one of ~3km and the second one of ~4,2km, we did both by foot, but you can choose to go by boat and pay more 50¥ each. Nice view but... More 

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