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Potatso National Park

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Address: Pudacuo Scenic Resort, East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Phone Number: 0887-8224338
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Breathtaking

The nature is beyond splendid, beautiful, stunning and magnificent. I am sooooooo happy that the people in charge of the park decided to build a wooden road, and putting up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The nature is beyond splendid, beautiful, stunning and magnificent. I am sooooooo happy that the people in charge of the park decided to build a wooden road, and putting up several behaviour signs along the way. Because without all the before mentioned, it wouldn't surprise me a nanosecond that people will start running around doing whatever they feel like (chopping... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is the first national park in China. It was really beautiful and huge. Ticket price was 258 CNY, include bus fee. Usually, it need 4 hours for walking the whole course. No need to take the boat(50CNY one time). Some people feel altitude sickness if you walk too fast. Also temperature now is ok, not so cold. But its... More 

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Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Supposed to be the Chinese equivalent of Yellowstone Park in US. Need good weather. A variety of routes combining walking, bus and river. Is at an altitude of about 3000 m so you carry a small oxygen cannister for the occasional puff (see my review on Shangrila). Great pictures but need good weather.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good: Breathtaking views Informative audio guides on the bus Multilingual signage and explanations Bad: Dirty and slippery toilets (though a lot better than many so-called national tourist attractions in China) Eco-buses not really running on electricity (or so it seemed) Announcements made in Chinese only usually Tourists who disregard park rules

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This large, high-altitude natural park offers stunning sights of lakes, mountains, wild flowers, horses that would require half a day to really enjoy. Went there in July and it was drizzling with gloomy skies, but this park would be absolutely stunning in the right seasons, arguably spring when the flowers bloom. A relaxed, slow walk is recommended versus taking the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We were going to Potatso National Park today, me; mom and my brother. At first, we were planned to go to somewhere else, white water terrace, but locals told us that the terrace is not as white as in the winter season. And its not so good in this rainy weather. Finally we choose to go to Potatso, a local... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Ok, we were not so lucky with the weather, drizzle and rain most of the hours we spent in this National Park. Organization reminded me much to the Jiuzhaigou National Park, buses bringing you around the tour, as well as strictly to use walkways, but with the numbers of tourists here fully understandable. But even in poor weather an amazing... More 

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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Although the admission fee is expensive (around RMB240+ per person? I couldn't remember exactly how much), but it's worth it. Take the eco-bus (included in your admission fee), and stop at Shudu Lake's scenic spot to capture some photos before heading to Militang Pasture for even more beautiful scenery. Take the bus again to Bita Lake, and from there, walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Potato National Park was a wonderful place to spend your day. I had never been to such a large place before so I was overwhelmed by it. The scenery was very nice with a beautiful lake with a lot of meadow and flowers. We intended to spend three hours there but in the end we were there for more than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I went there on dry season, most plants dried out but still beautiful they way they were. It's peaceful and charming, suitable for everyone, kids, family, and couples. The entrance fee is quite expensive but it's worth the money I paid. I recommend to spend at least 3 hours here, you won't get bored because every minute here is very... More 

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