Destination: Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, White Water Terrace, Songzanlin Monastery and Napa Lake and Grassland.
Distances: 250 Kilometers
Duration: Two Days
Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year
The Baishui Terraces (baishui tai)- located in the foothills of the Haba Snow Mountains, 100km southeast of Zhongdian, known as one of the most attractive destinations in mysterious Shangri-La.
The variegated landform of the tableland is a continual deposition of calcium carbonate that is contained in the spring water. Every year, the surface of the land is covered by the deposition and finally transformed into the terraced structure as we see today.
The spring water runs down along the slope of the mountain, leaving an impression of a large white jade carving among the green mountain. The tableland lies layer by layer giving the appearance of a terraced field. In the autumn, the mountains around the Baishui Tableland will be covered by various bright-colored flowers and leaves. Amid the mountains, the Baishui Tableland will form a spectacular white contrast.
Stunning scene aside, the Baishui Tableland is also recognized as the birthplace of Dongba culture of the Naxi Minority Group. Legend has it the first saint of the Dongba Religion was attracted by the fascinating scenery here on his way back from Tibet. He then stopped to missionize. Later, the Baishui Tableland became known as the Holy Land of the Dongba Religion. When the second saint of the Dongba Religion came here, he created the Dongba pictograph. Each year, on the 8th day of the second lunar month, the Naxi people will gather here to celebrate their traditional festival with singing and dancing.
Price list of Shangrila 2 days Tour for private tour
Day 1: Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Whiter Water Terrace-Shangri-la city
Activity: Our English speaking tour guide pick up you from hotel and drive 2 hours then arrive at the Tiger Leaping Gorge, enjoy the great view at there, then continue driver 1 hour to White Water Terrace then visit the beautiful view of the terrace. Afternoon we drive 2 hours to Shangrila.
Sightseeing: Tiger Leaping Gorge and White Water Terrace
Hotel: Arranged with guests request on their own account
Day 2: Songzanlin Monastery, Napa Lake and Grassland
Activity: Wel depart and drive 5 km to Songzanlin Monastery and learn about the Tibetan religion culture. Afternoon we visit the Napa Lake and grassland to experience the real Shangrila. Then end our tour, drop off guest to airport or hotel.
Sightseeing: Songzanlin Monastery and Napa Lake and grassland
A private air-conditioned car, an experienced licensed driver, 2 lunches, entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary;a local experienced English-speaking guide and travel Agencies Liability Insurance and some bottle waters.
What to bring:Camera, hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothing & some money to purchase any memorable items.