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Balagezong Grand Canyon
Shangri-La Top 2 in Can't Miss Attractions

2,329 Reviews
CanyonSnow Mountain
Liked by 44
Closed Open from 8:30am-4:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 day
Address: Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Shangri-La County, Nixi Township, Yunnan
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Phone: 400-6613-399 0887-8229222

What people are saying:

This is an amazing place and somewhere I’d recommend everyone visiting Shangri-La visit. The bus runs from near the old town in the morning and you arriving back by maybe 7pm. The walking parts of the national park are some of the most spectacular places you will see in Yunnan!

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  • elizabethjstarke2016
    Kunming, Yunnan

    Awesome scenery but...

    Tl:dr If you don't speak Chinese or really want to hike, just go to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Balagezong is not for the weak stomach or for those afraid of heights. However, despite touristy annoyances and...

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  • AntuanLA

    Excellent views

    You have to take a Park bus to move around, so it is not a place where you can get lost. Several sights are visited, starting with a monastery, followed by a walk with very good views, and later a hik...

    Reviewed on /Date(1598069517000+0800)/
  • verocampovita
    Shanghai, China

    Stonning landscapes

    This Balagezong Scenic Area is just wonderfull, magnific, and so beautifull that u will never ever forget about it. I do recomend to take the ruber boat trip to came back after de 3 km walk. Doing the...

    Reviewed on /Date(1586272431000+0800)/
  • KLTraveller

    Amazing natural sceneries !

    This is one place which should not be missed when visiting Shangrila. It has very beautiful natural sceneries, especially the layers of majestic mountains, the stream that flows along the valleys of t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1579210817000+0800)/
  • Cath5102
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Excellent walking trail with scenic view of the mountain and valley

    The canyon is located at the alpine area of Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Very scenic place for a good walk. One can only go up the canyon via a paid guided tour bus which will carry tourists to the differen...

    Reviewed on /Date(1577731570000+0800)/

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Additional Information


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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