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Shangri-la Grand Canyon. Balagezong

80 km Northwest of Shangri-la | Balagezong, Nixi Town, Shangri-La County 674400, China
+86 887 828 6616
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Spectacular Grand Canyon of Shangri-la

It's a deep drive into the entrance where the ticket is RMB210 each. Balagezong Canyon is a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Superyoyo
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Singapore
Set aside Full Tired Day

We reached our destination rather early about 10am. We bought the entrance & bus ticket, waited for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
2015ECL05
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Singapore
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Shangri-La Grand Canyon Balagezong, a national scenic area, lies at the junction of Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet provinces, also, at the core area centrally of Hongshan in "Three Parallel Rivers" World Natural Heritage Area, located in northwestern Shangri-La city Nissi country. It is about 45 minutes from Shangri-La city center (after the 214 State line Road, two road expansion). Its total area is about 176 square kilometers. Scenic Balagezong Snow Mountain is the highest point in Shangri-La County, 5545 meters above sea level; The southern water village is the lowest point, 2000 meters above sea level. their relative elevation is 3545 meters. Vertical perspective view of the topography and the climate is very prominent, which almost inclusive all the modern natural vertical type with three-dimensional ecological and landscape resources of Northwest Yunnan "Three Parallel Rivers" World Natural Heritage.There are many viewpoints in Balagezong scenic. They distribute more concentrated, combination focused and in an orderly place, and have clear features of three-dimensional combination. It amazing at high, deep, dangerous and famous of odd, male, and especially. Also it encouraging people by spirituality, wonderful and beautiful. Set scenic snow-capped mountains, valleys, forests, lakes, meadows, pastures, rivers, villages as a whole, form a unique view with a set of various landscape and an overall experience. Its special geography and climate of different seasons in different places makes here lone spectacle views. "Gap in Gap, Gap has the Gap, Gap connected and criss-crossthe Cap" is a unique masterpiece King scenic of Shangri-La Grand Canyon, also the only Canyon area which can capable of Brahmaputra Grand Canyon. There are many amazing science in Balagezong. The masterpiece canyon mountains, the Millennium quiet quaint Tibetan tribes, the polar rippling holy glacial lakes, snow-capped mountains, and the unique natural pagoda recorded in "Tripitaka", which is the supreme Tibetan secret territory of Shangri-La Grand Canyon Balagezong.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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80 km Northwest of Shangri-la | Balagezong, Nixi Town, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a deep drive into the entrance where the ticket is RMB210 each. Balagezong Canyon is a very big area. There are 5 places to explore by the an internal bus which comes with its own tour guide. He will help to explain the history...More

Thank Superyoyo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We reached our destination rather early about 10am. We bought the entrance & bus ticket, waited for a while before admitting us. Balagezong Canyon is a very big area. 5 places to explore by the internal eco-bus. Each bus has a guide whom we have...More

1  Thank 2015ECL05
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

It was a sunny day so we had a nice trip thru the whole canyon. But it took a long way to be there. Anyway we have seen it.

Thank ton39
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This attraction is about 1.5 hours drive from the city. Entrance fee is CNY210 which includes the shuttle bus bringing visitors into the secluded village with awesome snowcapped mountain views, a 2.5 km walk on boardwalk in a gorge back and forth and another climb...More

1  Thank TJX05
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

My wife and I visited the Balagezong National Park enroute to Deqin from Diqing (Shangrila County) in late October. It is located deep inside a canyon about 12km southeast of Benzilan Town on National Highway 214. After getting off the highway, we followed the narrow...More

3  Thank allanng2004
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

There are much nicer and cheaper places to go in Yunnan. I was very disappointed to find that we were forced to be on a tour, there is no way to go hiking on your own because you must stick with the tour group. The...More

1  Thank Ashley C
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

The walk along the wooden pathway is very peaceful and you can hear the insects and birds. There was only my tour bus group on the walkway so it wan't very touristy. The gorge itself is very impressive with high mountains. The river is crystal...More

Thank Pi C
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Our trip to the Shangri-la Grand Canyon led by Kelvin, our tour guide from China Highlights was on 22 Apr 2017. It is a rewarding trip as the scenery was spectacular and majestic. The one and a half hour walk along the stream on the...More

Thank Lian Tiong G
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We took tour bus organised by one of the touristic office in old town. The guide was speaking Chinese on the loud bus speakers wich was annoying. Bala village is suppose to be a local small tibetian village, in practice it's a fake village just...More

Thank Uri E
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

We spent the night at the hotel that starts the tour into the Canyon. We walked the length of the canyon and then enjoyed a raft ride back. Nice to see such natural space is still available in China.

Thank Tim R
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