Shangri-la in Yunnan province is no doubt a beautiful place to visit. It’s one of the most well known tourist heaven so many sites are popular and sometimes crowded. I have visited there twice before so I wanted to see something lesser known. Owner of our hotel recommended Balagezong National Park to us, which turned out to be my favorite spot of the trip. The road to and inside the park was personally financed by a former villager lived inside this valley, who determined to improve life of those still in the village. It was done and opened to public as a national park only around 10 years ago, which is comparatively new in Shangri-la. Scenery inside the park is simply stunning. Designated tourist bus brought us first to the top of the valley to enjoy the view from above. The hanging walkway built on rock looked scary but it offered an excellent view of the massive gorge, which lead us to a glass bottom viewing platform. Be prepared if you are scared of height. Final stop was deep down the gorge, walking along the river on the beautiful walkway was healing and brought us close to nature. Highly recommended for everyone who plans to visit Shangri-la.
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The most beautiful road is in Shangri-La's Balaguezong
Yunnan Brigade Festival Shangri-La's second stop. In the morning, it takes 2 hours from the ancient city of Duke Zonghua Lane to reach Balagzon, and nearly an hour and nine songs. The bend went up to the Shambhala Pagoda. The success of this most beautiful road construction is simply a legend!
The huge altitude difference makes the valley flow down the river, the mountainside forest is dense, the mountain pasture is quiet, the lake is peaceful, the mountain snow mountain is sacred...the canyon, the river, the waterfall, the rock, the snow mountain, the grassland, the lake in the para Gezong has it!
Remember to experience the suspended glass platform and the zip line of the Leaping Gorge. Step on the mountain and river
Punch Shangri-La Holy Land The Balaguezong Grand Canyon
Balgzon Grand Canyon, also known as the Shangri-La Grand Canyon, is picturesque, tranquil and mysterious. There are deep canyons, winding snow-capped mountains, dense vegetation, steep rock faces, and millennial linden trees and naturally formed stupas. It is said that the Blue Moon Canyon described in "The Lost Horizon" is here. In the hearts of local Tibetans, Balaguezong is the place where the gods live.
This world of wonderland is worth yours - Shangri-La Balagzon
remember to see a video of Balagzon before, was deeply attracted by those pictures, the Raiders rarely mentioned, has been full of curiosity here.
finally set foot on the beautiful land of Shangri-La, but this time it was once there was no place on the map of China.
Majestic canyons, winding snow-capped mountains, mysterious villages.
Here was the net of no one involved, the place where the legendary gods lived, the Shambhala that the world pursued, and here is the place known as the "Xia Taoyuan" - Balaguezong.
1 Muskala Stupa
is the highest point of the entire Balaguezong scenic spot, behind the Gezong Snow Mountain. This is a great place to shoot stars, and the sky is also beautiful.
Winter has been snowing in May of the following year, and there are alpine rhododendrons in June. The mountains are full of wild flowers and the scenery is super beautiful.
Baggzon's birthplace of Sna Dingzhu, also because he is a talented person who knows that there is a place in Balaguezong.
For thousands of years, the Bala people have been here for the sunrise, and they have lived in the sunset, and have lived a worldly life like a paradise.
3Zhuomala Kangzang Cultural Scenic Area
8 Stupa Pagodas are arranged in turn, built more than 1300 years ago, and the temple is magnificent and worthy of punching.
4 Millennium Bodhi
This is a linden tree with more than 3,000 years of age. The leaves are leafy, and a tree-like Buddha's palm grows on the root of the tree and reaches into the rock wall. The locals regard it as a tree of gods.
4 glass plank road
the highest elevation of the glass plank road, you can see the Grand Canyon and the snow-capped mountains, it can be said that the old stimulus.
There are also items such as zip lining and drifting.
You can fly directly to Shangri-La, then take a 2-hour drive to the Balaguezong scenic spot.
There are 3 big hotels in the scenic area, Tibetan style, air conditioning, hot water, and the accommodation is very good.
The accommodation under the mountain is very cost-effective. It is best for friends with high anti-stay to live in the mountains.
The toast estate on the mountain is better. Under the snowy mountains, the clouds rise when it gets up in the morning. Just a little higher altitude.
The hotel in the scenic area and the village of Bara have restaurants, and the dishes taste very good, especially the yak meat. There is no restaurant on the Shambhala Pagoda and you need to bring your own snacks.
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.
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.
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.