Baishuitai is located at the foot of the Haba Snow Mountain and is the source of the Naxi ethnic minority Dongba culture. The Haba Snow Mountain is an ancient area rich in fables and legends and is one of China's largest terraces. With a constant flow of silvery spring water descending smoothly from terrace to terrace, the area resembles a lush waterfall moving down the mountain. Local Tibetans also call these terraces "the paddy fields created by fairies".
Spanning 33.3 hectares, Gandan Songzanlin Monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist Lamasery in Yunnan Province. It was built in 1674 under the instruction of Emperor Kangxi. Visit the valley at the base of Shiga Mountain and walk through the deep gully on the edge of the Napa Flood Plains. Stop by villages on your way to understand the ways of Tibetan folk and enjoy lunch at Dukezhong Old Town.
Touch Lijiang's utter north. Park your mountain bikes in the nature park situated on the outer fringes of the pool and enjoy a mid-morning respite by the crystal-clear waters of this magnificent reserve, glistening like a smooth piece of emerald jade. Pause by the cascading waterfall to take pictures.
Enter the fascinating world of highland flora and fauna in a remote Ringha valley. Water following its natural course is believed to be the most organic path, and the trek follows the journey taken by Ringha's holy river from vast valley plain into the soaring mountains. The Shangri La trek is recommended for first-time hikers, and is suitable for most ages and ability levels for travellers in good health. Walks are relatively short, on good paths, and at predominantly low altitudes. Activities of a higher difficulty level are also available.