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Potatso National Park, Shangri-La County

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China's first internationally recognized national park and part of a World Heritage Site, Potatso National Park encompasses a hugely diverse area which boasts lakes, forests, rare animals, and numerous species of plants. Established in 2007, the vast park can be explored on an eco-bus shuttle ride that takes visitors to several scenic spots in the area. Take a stroll on the wooden platforms that surround Shudu Lake, enjoy a scenic boat ride, and spot an array of wild animals, such as yaks, musk deer, leopards, and black bears. Arrange your visit to Potatso National Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Shangri-La County using our Shangri-La County vacation route planner.
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  • We saw lots of horses running around crossing our bus path, yaks roaming in the pasture and squirrels asking for food from the tourist. It was snowing lightly as we ventured through the scenic place. ...  more »
  • It is a beautiful park, but no absolute must for me. Would have expected more me. Neither was unfortunately at the right time there (November).
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  • Although we very much enjoyed the park as a whole, especially the two lakes inside, admission fees are exorbitant and the park could sometimes be swarmed with Chinese tourists, so be warned