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Address: Napa Lake, Shangri-La County, China
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Stunning Landscape

The owner of the guesthouse we stayed in offered us a late afternoon short drive to this place at a very reasonable cost and we were very glad we took it (it was back in July... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

The owner of the guesthouse we stayed in offered us a late afternoon short drive to this place at a very reasonable cost and we were very glad we took it (it was back in July 2014). The weather and timing was just perfect that we got to enjoy an incredible view. Cloud reflections on the lake's still water. Vast... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

we visited during the May and nothing much to explore . Just some grasslands and you can ride horses for a fee .

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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

As you look at the expanse of grasslands under the shadow of mountains, you can't help marvel at nature's beauty. Stop right there. Getting on a horse and going deep inside isn't going to make it any better. There's hardly any water, only a few lavender stalks and flowers stalks that you can count. Save the money you would spend... More 

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Lijiang, China
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

It is a Nature park beside the Shangri-la county, a well known freshwater lake. In summer the water melting from surrounding mountains flows in and forms a vast lake, in dry season, the water recede and grassland appears--the best time for herding sheep or cattle. September is paradise of migratory birds like bar-headed geese, wild ducks, and cranes.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

During the dry season, the water recedes from Napa Lake and grasslands appear. Migratory birds flock here during the winter months. The rare black-necked crane spends its winter here. This grasslands become a grazing ground for yaks, horses, cows and sheep for the surrounding farms.There are also horses for hire here during the dry autumn and winter months as this... More 

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I wanted to take some pix of Yaks and our guide steered us to the Grasslands lake area. Saw some ethnic herders in action and roamed a field with some friendly Yak. Warning to potential horseback riders: Saw a tourist hot dogging through the water only to be dumped by his ride. We clapped.

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Fenny Compton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

If you ever get the chance to travel to this area of China take it. I was with a group looking at the flora of the region, the diversity and richness set in a stunning landscape was breathtaking. So many delights to be discovered - just along the roadside we found allium, delphinium, geranium and orchids to name but a... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

My Hubby and I intend to visit Napa Lake but end up we travel a stone throw away to Shi Ka Snow Mountain. At Napa Lake nothing to see just grassland and paid to ride horse. We make the right decision to go to Shi Ka Snow Mountain. The cable car got 2 stop. You have the option to take... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

Went out with two guides - Jing and A Xue - both lovely girls, who took us to a Tibetan family in a village in Napa lake grasslands. Visiting the house was wonderful, and we sat with the family and tried some Tibetan snacks, and also admired the fine woodwork of the building. The light around the grasslands is perfect... More 

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