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Potatso National Park

Pudacuo Scenic Resort, East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
+86 887 822 4338
Review Highlights
A Beautiful Unspoiled Parkland Area, but Beware the High Altitude

We visited Putatso (also spelt at Pudacuo in some references) in May as part of a Chinese tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clive K
Bristol, United Kingdom
Beautiful Park

Clean air and lovely scenery of lakes and mountains if you enjoy nature you should not miss it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pudacuo Scenic Resort, East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
+86 887 822 4338

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Putatso (also spelt at Pudacuo in some references) in May as part of a Chinese tour organised by my wife who is also Chinese. Like most places we've been to in China, visits are well organised by the authorities, but tightly managed. So...More

Thank Clive K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean air and lovely scenery of lakes and mountains if you enjoy nature you should not miss it. There are hop on buses within the park and boardwalks are easy for all to enjoy the park itself.

Thank KulEve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 trails along the lake and a gigantic meadow. Although the views are not as good as other spots in Yunnan, but if you are a hiking addict and would like to find out more about national parks, it is worth it. Others may say,...More

Thank hk_asiaperal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I see another reviewer thought "Skip It". A hard marker, indeed. We loved it. April's the start of the tourist season in Yunnan Province, so the numbers are nothing like those in summer. This means, thankfully, very little waiting at entrances to attractions or tourist...More

Thank madpom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bus tour takes you to two lakes, a meadow, and a few other spots. You can only wander on the designated walk areas. Views not spectacular, entrance costs 269 RMB, go only if you have spare time.

Thank T C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is located in a mountainous area. The scenery is wonderful. Access is limited to shuttle buses. A boardwalk along a lake allows for a little walking. Otherwise its short photo stops. A boat does run on one lake. Our guide said that hiker...More

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My stay in Shangri-la was short. I was therefore struggling to determine whether to spend a day at Potatso National Park or Baishui Terrance. I personally preferred the latter but a hotel staff in Lijiang told me that the best time to visit Baishu Terrance...More

Thank Karmaexplorer
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Potatso National Park is beautiful, especially under the snow. As a Canadian we have much to compare but this is a fine example of natural beauty I should have come later, ie in June to see the flora and would recommend not to come before...More

Thank frasedbv
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We saw lots of horses running around crossing our bus path, yaks roaming in the pasture and squirrels asking for food from the tourist. It was snowing lightly as we ventured through the scenic place. The bus will take us to each destination or stops...More

Thank Noor711
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Although we very much enjoyed the park as a whole, especially the two lakes inside, admission fees are exorbitant and the park could sometimes be swarmed with Chinese tourists, so be warned

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Jeff C
Would like to know what to expect in Potatso Park in first week of November. Will it be too cold in the day? What temperature deg C? Is there much to see? Will it be crowded?
6 October 2016|
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Response from Porky d | Reviewed this property |
Dirty toilets but otherwise a spectacular landscape on offer, which reinvents itself with each season. Not sure how it is in winter but in summer it can be pretty crowded especially in spots deemed snap-worthy by tourists... More
Very excited to visit Potatso NP in late March - will there be Spring blossom and active wildlife?
15 February 2016|
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Response from Daniel-Beijing | Reviewed this property |
It is still too early for spring blossom in late March. It is better to visit Pudacuo in May and June for active wildlife and sea of flowers.
Hi, I plan to visit Potatso National Park end-October. Will there still be nice scenery, vegetation to see then? Saw some comments that Nov-Dec -- there's nothing much there.
19 January 2016|
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Response from cynssh | Reviewed this property |
It should be because early and mid October is Autumn.