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Napa Hai Nature Reserve

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Address: Northwest of Shangri-La County, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Bike ride

Took a bike ride around the whole of the lake/grassland. We all really enjoyed the bike ride. Not a huge amount to see, animals grazing, villagers working. It's about 30+km which... read more

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As our last stop of the tour of Shangri-la we toured round the Napa Hai Nature wetland on 22 Apr 2017 led by Kelvin our tour guide from China Highlights. The wetland is surrounded by moutains and snow capped moutains in the distant background. It is fascinating to see horses, yarks, sheeps, pigs roaming around the grassland free and easy.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took a bike ride around the whole of the lake/grassland. We all really enjoyed the bike ride. Not a huge amount to see, animals grazing, villagers working. It's about 30+km which our 10 and 12 year olds were able to manage, it's relatively flat the whole way.

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Melbourne, Australia
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The travel agency was kindly enough to take me here without any additional cost. No entrance fee was required. The water level was not high and the migratory birds had also left at the time of my visit. The place is tranquil and it is an ideal place for pinic.

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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for Half day trip with the driver/guide from our hostel. The view were amazing even though it wasn't the best weather according to the driver but we enjoyed the view very much. We saw some bird that only there during this time until April and will migrate somewhere soon after that. It's a must if you have some... More 

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Biella, Italy
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

When I was there aside to feel amazed by the view I felt like in a National Geographic documentary. I suggest you to go around the lake by motorcycle, bicycle, e-bike or car. So that you can stop enjoying the view and feeling part of this amazing lake surrounded by pigs, horses, birds and yaks... Amazing!!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I can't vouch for other seasons but when I was there in end December, the lake was neither dry nor full - the water level was at the right level to transform itself into mirror lakes, with horses grazing at the drier parts. Compared to other much pricier and touristy attractions out there, this is one of the finest gems... More 

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Rented a private car with the local tour guide. A Tibetan drove me around the Napa Hai Nature Reserve, truly relaxing and falling in love with the place.Shangrila have a great beauty of their own country, for you to come and discover that beauty of this place. You will love it. ❤❤❤❤❤

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Paris, France
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The "lake" gets wet in winter and transforms itself into a giant mirror. The other side was still dry and hundreds of yaks goats and sheep can be seen there. Saw other foreigners cycling around it, looked great but our children are to young to do long rides. Beautiful scenery

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Kunming, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I knew what this place is about but my chinese friends wanted to go there anyway, so I followed them. Only go there if you have no possibility for other Tibetan places. 60rmb entry for nothing. But I think this is also for whole Shangri-la. Overpriced and fake... It s getting real interesting in the next town called Deqin. So... More 

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Guangdong, China
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32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Most of all I am really disappointed with its scenery because it is so dismal and Is full of cow dung, I saw nothing of the grass's green. The situations I have encountered certainly defy my imagination, just meet a wrong attraction in a wrong time. I came in April. Suggest you better in July and August!

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