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Potatso National Park

Pudacuo Scenic Resort, East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
+86 887 822 4338
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A boutique National Park

The park itself is not very large, but it has much to offer from lakes to mountains. It is nicely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
China's first national park

We spent a lovely day here. After being pretty tired out from a couple of strenuous days, we opted... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Taichung, Taiwan
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Pudacuo Scenic Resort, East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
+86 887 822 4338

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park itself is not very large, but it has much to offer from lakes to mountains. It is nicely maintained, so you travel through the park by bus or boats, both highly convenient.

Thank TimGiotia_Ren
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We spent a lovely day here. After being pretty tired out from a couple of strenuous days, we opted for the bus. It stops at all major points and there's a guide who introduces the park, however it's all in Mandarin. A relaxing day with...More

Thank USA_mommy
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I found nothing very special about this park. The view was fine and the the hikes were okay but I felt that there wasn't anything special in the park. I would say to visit the park if you have time, but all of the places...More

1  Thank Noah L
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great day in the Park. You get on the bus to a stop; get off and walk around a lake.... then back on a bus to the next interesting stop and same procedure ..... walk back on the bus and do the same again. It...More

1  Thank William v
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It 's wonderful National Park around Shangri-la for ecoturism destination.It's worth visiting for the good environment.

Thank Silpchai T
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The scenery at this park was simply breathtaking. Once you step into the park it feels like you're in a completely different world, kind of like Middle Earth. A must visit place in Shangri-La. Tickets are priced at approx RMB300 (inclusive of return bus ride...More

Thank borneowarrior
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Ride a bus from place to place. Piles of yak poop everywhere. Perhaps if you live in a big city, this would be exciting outdoor views of a new kind.

Thank moxieali
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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

2  Thank Clive K
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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 8 May 2017

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
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15 July 2017|
Response from Clive K | Reviewed this property |
We went in May, when it was dry. I would think it would still be beautiful in the rainy season, but some of the views over the mountains and lakes may not be as clear. I'm sorry I don't know about the bus, although the park... More
Jeff C
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
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.

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