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White-Water Terraces (Baishuitai)

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Fantastic with sunny weather

We stopped at Baishuitai on our way from Lijiang to Shangri-La, and were not too sure of what to... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Hong Kong
via mobile
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 3 November 2017
San Francisco, California
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North-East of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day trip in a special and beautiful area, walking inside and near the pools is very nice. The journey from Shangri-La is long and hard (rising to a height)

Thank Nir B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I haven't been to Pamukkale, in Turkey, which seems to be a similar place.. but in Asia I haven't found other places like this. Not too many Chinese people know about this spot and people there are friendly and the food is good, too. The...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

It was a really interesting and beautiful natural white water terrace but honestly I am not sure if it really worth worth visiting.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Climbing up over a few hundreds steps here is much easier as the steps are properly laid out. There are horses to bring you up half way only. First they qouted RMB30, subsequently down to 20 when we carried on walking. Up the Bai shui...More

Thank 2015ECL05
Reviewed 15 April 2018

I travelled an extra 2 hours to see this, really wasn't worth it. Some man made terraces next to a spring of heavily calcified water.

1  Thank nickydal1105
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped at Baishuitai on our way from Lijiang to Shangri-La, and were not too sure of what to expect. Coming in low season, the place was almost empty, and had plenty of room to take pictures. This spot definitely shines when the sun is...More

Thank GauthierHK
Reviewed 3 November 2017

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
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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