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About Diqing

The name “Diqing” in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture stands for “place of luck and happiness.” It is the only Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Yunnan Province. Its geographical marvels include surging great rivers, lush green hills, crystal clear lakes, wide open grasslands, and remote mountains with deep gorges, which make Diqing a place with amazing natural landscapes to discover. The main tourist attractions in the region include Shangri-La, Potatso National Park, the Three Parallel Rivers Scenic Area, the Meili Snow Mountains, Tiger Leaping Gorge, and the Moon Bay Canyon.

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Tiger  Leaping  Gorge
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Tiger Leaping Gorge is famous for its size. It is located in the eastern part of Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County. It is divided into three sections: upper, middle and lower gorges, with a total length of about 20 kilometers. In the middle of the gorge is the Jinsha River. On both sides are the snow-capped mountains of Yulong and Haba. The narrowest part of the river is only twenty or thirty meters and with the huge drop, the river flows very rapidly! Tiger Leaping Gorge is also a world-renowned hiking resort visited by many outdoor enthusiasts every year.
Pudacuo National Park
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National Park
Located in the center of the Shangri-La Scenic Area, Pudacuo National Park is an important part of the world's natural heritage, called the Three Rivers Convergence. It consists of three parts, namely Bitahai, Shuduhu, and the Xiagei Folk Culture Village. The park has beautiful scenery, a well-preserved ecological environment, quiet and clear mountain lakes, vast pastures, wetlands filled with flowers and lush virgin forests. Every spring, the park is filled with blooming rhododendrons, while the Autumn brings with it the rich colors of changing leaves.
Balagezong Grand Canyon
1,803 Reviews
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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Shangri-la is situated at the southern edge of the Tibetan Plateau and nestled in the Hengduan Mountains at the meeting point of Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet. Here one can find snow mountains, temples, rivers, flocks of cattle and sheep scattered around, and Tibetans leading happy and contended lives. To appreciate the beautiful scenery of Shangri-la, one may take a hike across Hutiao Valley on foot, or go on a stroll around Pudacuo National Park.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2019
Yunnan small people take photos of the holy land | do not fly to Turkey, Shangri-La also has a Chinese version of "Pamutel"!

It should be known to many people that there is a Pamukkale in Turkey. This has always been my longing for, but few people know that there is also a very similar Pamukkale in China. Deep in the mountains of Shangri-La, 103 km from Shangri-La County, the cascade of hills and rocks, covered with a thick layer of snow in winter, is no different from cotton candy, compared with the Turkish cotton castle. Not inferior, wearing a beautiful dress to take a few photos here can really make people feel happy.

Photo Raiders: Come here to make a beautiful photo, you must choose the right time, because the mountains are all around, the morning may be a big backlight, there may be no light in the afternoon, it is speculated that it may be more suitable at noon. The time, I want to see the pure blue and white Pamukkale must be influenced by the weather light, but it can also be redesigned later. It is very difficult for the mobile party to cultivate this feeling, so be sure to bring a photo session to compose the picture. With the friends of the late skills macx! Haha ~

self-driving tour Raiders: We are driving from Lijiang early in the morning, about five hours away, the whole process is mountain road, some road sections are very poor, we must pay attention to safety, but the most beautiful scenery in the mountains The highest point.

wearing a suggestion: I have been entangled for a long time before it is white or red, and finally the girlfriends wear white, I wear red, I personally recommend wearing big red clothes, the contrast is particularly strong, especially have a feeling.
Posted: Mar 3, 2019