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Potatso National Park

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Address: Pudacuo Scenic Resort, East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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08:00 - 17:00
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The Green View

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Pasir Ris, null, Singapore

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Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and let us off for us to take photos. For those who would like to... More 

Thank Noor711
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank alberto_hayashi
Taipei, Taiwan
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264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Potatso Nation Park (普達措國家公園, also called Pudacuo National Park) is the first Chinese National Park. It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (雲南三江併流保護區) UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 1,300 km2 (502 mi2) national park is located in Shangri-La County, Yunnan of People's Republic of China. Shudu Lake (屬都湖) has a total area of about 1.1... More 

2 Thank jameshuang
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137 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nice and huge park to visit with many scenic spots and lakes. Ticket entry includes the bus inside the park

Reading, UK
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Take advantage of the tourist buses which will drop you off at various interesting points, unless you want a very long trek indeed Walks are along board walks and the whole park has a very managed look to it. No birds, apart from a solitary wagtail; lots of Chinese tourists taking selfies. This was a pleasant morning but if we... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is essentially an area of virgin Tibetan plateau country, with beautiful lakes and wetlands. The 'Disney' atmosphere is due to the fact that it is incredibly popular (99.9% Chinese) and the whole visit is managed. You get on a bus which whisks you through the park and up to the first lake, where you get off and all troop... More 

Thank Heartdoctor
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressive views, we went in early autumn and the colors were plenty. The boat rides are ok but over priced. Note there are not many opportunities to buy food or drinks so better bring your own. That you have to follow the bus trail is unavoidable and I think the right thing for China otherwise the park would be... More 

1 Thank Michael T
Shanghai, China
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34 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Despite a call for green buses, the park is just a gigantic attraction for stupid crowds. We can understand the idea of limitating free access to the nature in order to better control pollution level but when this ends up in having polluting buses & hundreds of thousands visitors per day... might start to be worse. Don't bother visiting and... More 

Thank epaget
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

one of my favorite park, not too crowded contrary to other park in china, quiet, with amazing landscape, if you go in Shangri-La it is clearly a must do

Thank Julien V
Sandnes, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was a very nice alpine park with scenery which could have been in Scandinavia on a lower altitude. A bus will take you to the first lake where you follow a pathway along the lake shore until you reach a bus that takes you to the second lake and a longer pathway. If you don't want to walk it's... More 

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