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White-Water Terraces (Baishuitai)

North-East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Recent and Artificial, But the Landscape is Awesome

The walk down the stream is easy and pleasant, the whole area deserted, and the terraces have a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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a must see in Shangri La

the White Terraces pools are not on the main raod so less people are willing to make the trip... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
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North-East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk down the stream is easy and pleasant, the whole area deserted, and the terraces have a pleasant sound and appearance. It's not a major sight, but it's representative of the Chinese Government's well-aimed effort and investment to provide attractions for tourists.

Thank Charon666
Reviewed 6 October 2017

the White Terraces pools are not on the main raod so less people are willing to make the trip. These terraces are one of the most wonderful places we visted in China.Most of the terraces are white and blue, amazing.

Thank mnaor
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A pretty unique natural phenomenon, with a nice wooden path throughout. The main drawback is the massive expanse of concrete that surrounds it.

Thank stevk22
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I arrived by bus from shangri-la on a very wet day! With no accomodation booked as there is nothing on the internet for this little town in regards to accomodation. And this woman swept me off my feet knowing the only the English word for...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A sign at the entrance to the terraces says: "Respecting Nature, Protecting Environment, Continuing History". In fact, the water from most of the terraces has been diverted from the naturally occuring pools so construction can continue on the addition of artifically constructed concrete pools. Some...More

1  Thank Carolyn L
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The terraces are lovely. we had a very sunny day so the colours​ were beautiful. It's a great walk up and around and we took our time so it was a couple of hours. The village is a very sleepy little place but the people...More

Thank sonia m
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this area in early May 2017 and saw that there were construction underway, creating man-made terraces at a lower level. It closely resembles the natural terraces that are actually much further up. Felt that this could be deceiving to future visitors. Go all...More

Thank aerilynn
Reviewed 19 April 2017

White Water (Baishui) Terraces is the highlight of my Shangri-la tour. From a distance, it looks like Pamukkale in Turkey on a small scale. It takes about 2-1/2-3 hours drive from the old town. The local government is building many artificial terraces to draw more...More

Thank Karmaexplorer
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived with 3 hours driving from shangri la on the way to lijiang. It did not look like a great place therefore we just passed. Maybe it would be beautiful but the way to reach there is too long.

1  Thank Kyeng N
Reviewed 30 October 2016

At the moment this is an interesting limestone formation, with small ponds on the top, unspoiled in the countryside with a somewhat primitive restaurant near the bottom of the hill which serves good local food. But I imagine that in 5 years time there will...More

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1 March 2016|
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Response from Rouspouk | Reviewed this property |
Hi! There is a direct bus but I don't know the time. From Lijiang, ask your hostel for the bus or cheaper but less easy you can take the bus from the bus station at the south of the old city. It takes 3hours to go to... More
5 February 2016|
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Response from Rouspouk | Reviewed this property |
There is few buses from Lijiang to Baishuitai but from the end of Tiger leaping gorge I don't know. Maybe call Tina's guesthouse in tiger leaping gorge, they will know if you can reach it and when. It's the hostel at the end... More