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Napa Hai Nature Reserve

#5 of 52 things to do in Shangri-La County Features Animals
Northwest of Shangri-La County, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Under-whelming agreed

Just came back from Shangri-la recently. I have to agree with the other reviewer about this area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christine K
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Maybe it was the wrong season.. but it was not extremely pretty. Perhaps if you come from a... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
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Northwest of Shangri-La County, Shangri-La County 674400, China

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just came back from Shangri-la recently. I have to agree with the other reviewer about this area. Nothing spectacular, but it would be attractive to most Chinese travellers from big cities with smog issues. Very clean air here. No need for masks for sure. :)...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Maybe it was the wrong season.. but it was not extremely pretty. Perhaps if you come from a concrete jungle, it would be a refreshing change for you. But if you constantly see lots of greens, then you may give it a miss. Decent vast...More

Thank aerilynn
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

Thank Lian Tiong G
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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...More

Thank Suzyhenderson
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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...More

Thank Karmaexplorer
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...More

Thank Luluazha
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...More

Thank nicodox
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...More

2  Thank alberto_hayashi
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...More

Thank Immy C
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...More

Thank globtravler
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Hi.. I would like to ask you what the weather there in the middle of December? Is there any snow flakes in the middle of December? Thanks
8 November 2016|
Response from Ralf M | Reviewed this property |
I doubt a bit, even so high, it has a rather mild climate there. But it depends on weather, which might be cold enough in that time. You may be lucky on a very early morning or in the highest part of the park. So don't be... More