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Mingyong Glacier
Meili Snow Mountain Top 3 in Amazing Natural Scenery

4.3/5
105 Reviews
Glacier
Liked by 4
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 5-6 hours
Address: Deqen, Yunnan, China
Phone: 0887-8412666

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Winter to see the Yongming glacier is still very shocking, but the climb is really super tired, a few times hesitant to continue to climb. The viewing platform is the best, then if not very interested in the temple, there is no need to climb the last quarter, because the last steepest and most tired and the top is actually only a small temple, the view is not good below the observation platform. In addition, the shuttle bus in the scenic spot is expensive to charge 75 per person, and the last car to leave the scenic spot is more than 5 o'clock. It will make the trip more hurry. When it is almost the time, the scenic staff will call you from time to time to remind you of the experience.

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  • ThuptenTsering
    ThuptenTsering
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    Spectacular view of KawaKarpoo 6740mt.

    Shangri-La to Dechen 230km.54-5 hrs.2 Day trip to Mingyong Glaciers even more also it depends on how much days you want to spend even hike to Yibong secret waterfall and Glaciers lake too, more than 4...

    Reviewed on /Date(1573403107000+0800)/
  • 393hillyg
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    pleasant walk and beautiful view

    Came during end of December where it was snowing, the path up to the first temple is easily accessible (took us more than 2 hours to walk up since we have a 11 yrs old who likes to stall and explore a...

    Reviewed on /Date(1546966097000+0800)/
  • allanng2004
    allanng2004
    Hong Kong
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    Not an easy walk, but nothing to see in warm weather

    My wife and I spent three nights in Deqin of Shangri-la County in Yunnan at mid-October, mainly to visit the Meili Snow Mountain. We were quite lucky to have fantastic view of the so-called “sunshine ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1511746989000+0800)/
  • JuNEchann
    JuNEchann
    Bangkok, Thailand
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    Great hiking

    Mingyong glacier is located in Meili snow montain national park area. So if you would like to see only Mingyong glacier, you still have to pay for the whole package, 228 RMB. Though, the entrance fee ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1461180519000+0800)/
  • tommyl122
    tommyl122
    Omaha, Nebraska
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    It's Open

    I thought it was important that I write and confirm that it was open today (Dec. 31 2015). Took a hired minibus here from Felai-si (300 yuan return with driver waiting for me), then had to pay 83 yuan...

    Reviewed on /Date(1451526080000+0800)/

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Introduction

Mingyong Glacier is located at the foot of Kawagarbo Mountain, the main peak in the Meili Snow Mountains. It extends from the peak down to Mingyong village at the mountain's base. Mingyong Glacier is also known as Mingyong Qia. In the local Tibetan language Mingyong means "stove" and Qia means "water melted from ice." From a distance, the Mingyong Glacier looks like a silver dragon surging from the sky into the Langcang River with great momentum. The altitude is low and the climate is warm making it a great place for hiking. On the viewing platform, visitors can experience the magnificent beauty of the glacier and Kawagarbo Mountains.
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