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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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07:30 - 19:30
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At the moment this is an interesting limestone formation, with small ponds on the top, unspoiled in the countryside with a somewhat primitive restaurant near the bottom of the... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

White Water (Baishui) Terraces is the highlight of my Shangri-la tour. From a distance, it looks like Pamukkale in Turkey on a small scale. It takes about 2-1/2-3 hours drive from the old town. The local government is building many artificial terraces to draw more tourists to the attraction. I am therefore glad to visit here before the artificial terraces... More 

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shanghai, China
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived with 3 hours driving from shangri la on the way to lijiang. It did not look like a great place therefore we just passed. Maybe it would be beautiful but the way to reach there is too long.

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Thank Kyeng N
Reading, UK
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146 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

At the moment this is an interesting limestone formation, with small ponds on the top, unspoiled in the countryside with a somewhat primitive restaurant near the bottom of the hill which serves good local food. But I imagine that in 5 years time there will be a hotel close to it and hordes of tourists everywhere. It is a strenuous... More 

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Thank JanettaDavies
Milan, Italy
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 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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1 Thank Vera P
China
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 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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Thank rmachnics
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 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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Shanghai, China
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66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 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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Thank LavenderFive
Kolkata, India
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 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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42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 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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