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White Water Terraces

 Shangri-La Attractions

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Introduction to White Water Terraces (白水台)

White Water Terraces, also known as Baishuitai, is located at the foothills of Haba Snow Mountains, Sanba Township. It is about 100 kilometers away from Shangri-La County. The terrace measures a length of 140 meters and a width of 160 meters, being one of the largest such terraces in China. The terrace is covered by a layer of white deposits of calcium carbonate which formed over many years of gradual precipitation from the spring water.

The White Water Terrace has very beautiful scenery. The terrace covers the entire hillside and it looks like white waterfalls shade in the hillside. What’s amazing is the contrast between the white terraces with the surrounding green fields and mountains. In spring, when the surrounding mountains are dotted with bright-colored flowers, while the White Water Terrace resembles white jade sculpture, this combination presents the spectacular sights to enjoy.

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Sanba Town, Shangri-la County, Northwestern Yunnan Province, China

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Main Sights

White Water Terraces

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Travel Information

Admission for White Water Terraces: 30 Yuan

Opening Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Tel: (+86) 887-8866 139

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1. Visitors can take special-line bus from Shangri-la Passenger Station to White Water Terraces at 9:00AM or 2:00PM, which costs about 26 Yuan.

2. Visitors can also take special-line bus from Hutiaoxia Town to White Water Terraces.

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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about two hours.

2. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. At that time, Guilin with suitable weather will meet a lot of tourists, so the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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