Local Yunnan Festivals, Attractions and Activities
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The Horse Racing Festival is the grandest annual event in western China's Diqing Prefecture. Prior to the festival, Tibetan herdsmen and their families will begin to trickle into the Napa Lake – the largest prairie in Shangri-La area – from various parts of Tibet. The festival is held during the Dragon Boat Holiday every year.
Baishuitai is located at the foot of the Haba Snow Mountain and 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 ’.
Pudacuo National Park
The Pudacuo National Park is the first national park in mainland China. The Shudu and Bita lake are beautiful scenic spots to stroll about while breathing in fresh mountain air at 3,705 metres above sea level. One of Shangrila's largest lakes, Bita is surrounded by mountains thick with forests and the sweet call of birdsong.
Songzanling and Old Town Tour
The largest Tibetan Buddhist Lamasery in Yunnan Province spanning 33.3 hectares, the Songzanling Lamasery 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.
Drive up north along Yunnan Tibet Road to the upper Yangtze Gorge during the wintry months, catch a glimpse of rare Black Neck Cranes migrating to Ringha for the season. Travel past small villages and limestone terrain and stop by a village to admire the famed flat-roof architecture of northern Tibet. Here, you can admire the famous wooden teacups, barley bowls and carved tables in the region.
In Tibetan, Dabao indicates a holy place of five Buddhas. Originally established as a temple of Kaggupa in the Yongle period of the Ming dynasty, it was converted to Gulugpa as an affiliate of Songzanlin Monastery in the region of Kangxi Emperor in the Qing Dynasty. Before being converted into an affiliate of Songzanlin Monastery, Dabao was known for its White Sect Masters who chose to practice Buddhism here.
Lijiang Adventure City Bike Tour
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.
Shudugang Acclimatisation Trek
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.
Rongpa Valley Tour
Drive north through very dry terrain along the Yangtze River to the town of Punzera. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and explore the old tea trading country of Yunnan. Famous Tibetan wooden tea cups, barley bowls and carved tables are all hand crafted here. Stop by a Nixi black pottery village and see craftsmen plying their unique trade.