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Balagezong Grand Canyon

2,498 Reviews
Liked by 79
Ranked No. 2 in Shangri-La Can't Miss Attractions
CanyonAncient Villages
Opening Soon Open from 8:30am-4:30pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 0.5-1 day
Address: Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Shangri-La County, Nixi Township, Yunnan
Phone: 400-6613-399 0887-8229222

What travelers say:

Worth the trip up from Shangrila, a long and winding road up through the Canyon with amazing views along the way. We stayed at a hotel inside the National Park which was worthwhile.

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Balagezong Grand Canyon offers breathtaking natural scenery. Here, you can visit the deep canyon, the awe-inspiring snowy mountains. You can choose to kayak in the valley, or visit the primitive, photogenic ancient Tibetan villages. You will also see a thousand-year Bodhi tree, the branch of which resembles human palms. It's quite fantastic. The naturally-formed Buddhist tower is also a special attraction in the park. You have to trek from the end of the Jiala village road in order to visit the Buddhist tower.
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Getting Around

You can board the sightseeing buses from the entrance of Balagezhong Grand Canyon, to Bala village, and then to the cliffs. The tickets to the scenic area are inclusive of the sightseeing buses.
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Helpful Information

1. Tourists at Deqin (Town) or Meili Snow Mountain should visit the Balagezhong Grand Canyon as it is along the way. 2. If you are walk touring the Canyon, it is advisable to wear comfortable and anti-slip shoes and also do bring your own food and water as well as raingear.
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