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The most scenic i have seen in China

Daocheng Yading is a national park that one must visit if on the western side. Its technically in... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2018
AmitabhGupta
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Mumbai, India
As good as it gets

Well worth the effort to get here as it is a long way from civilisation and very high at over 4,000... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Anthony S
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 22 December 2018

Daocheng Yading is a national park that one must visit if on the western side. Its technically in Sichual... but very close to Yunnan border. You can reach it from both sides... we went from Shangri La. Two full days is least you should spend...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Well worth the effort to get here as it is a long way from civilisation and very high at over 4,000 metres. Some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen. Very crowded as usual in China but not as bad as most places,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The natural beauty of the area is magnificent. However, your visit might be ruined by the absurdly expensive entrance free (290 Yuan, for maximun three days!), the littering and spiting of many locals; plus the greedy and rude people who run businesses in Aden (Yading...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank martham135790
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Don't get me wrong. The scenery in this national park is stunning, but (and this is a big BUT) the scenery is completely ruined by the massive stream of tourists. If you care about natural beauty and ecology, there is a big chance your experience...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Bart K
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The Yading Nature Reserve is fairly huge area, needs about 1-3days to explore. Start early from your nearby hotel, there's a shuttle bus provided to designated area. Do expect big number of local tourists. Be prepared to walk up 5km trail to the Milk Lake...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I was looking to go to Tibet and hike to Everest Base Camp. But because of poor planning I did not have the time to get a Tibet Visa so this was the closest to Tibet I could get. And it has been fabulous as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
9  Thank violetaz788
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Because of the ice on the roads and their rough condition, we drove for three days to get to the Sanshen Mountain in Aden. During that time we had no wifi service. That included nine hours of extra driving due to going the wrong way...More

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I think the hardest part is not how steep is the steps to the milk sea, but is the way you breath and the high altitude disease. Conquered this two factors and you will be rewarded a super amazing scene of Yading. Never expected the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Eurekasky
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We took about 3.5 hours to get to the top. With the thin air and high altitude, you will need to slow down and take more breaks when going up. Use hiking sticks if you have weak knees. The walk up was just as breathtaking....More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank VeronAng
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Similar to heaven. Get ready your camera. Get some foods there. Be ready to walk. Yes, alot. I've never seen this in my life. You'll be stunned.

Date of experience: October 2017
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sucitraO
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There is a village within the park area that has a handful of places, however I believe you either have to hike to the real start of the treks, or attempt to flag down a bus on the way to the trail head. You can also bring a... More
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