Yunnan Attraction

Potatso National Park

Potatso National Park | 普达措国家公园

Potatso National Park is also Pudacuo National Park. It is located in the southern part of the “Three Parallel Rivers” world natural heritage area, which belongs to the Heng Duan Mountain range – the one mountains that goes from North to South in China


3,280 – 4,160 meters above sea level


China Nature Reserve

Potatso National Park is about 20 kilometers east from Shangri-La City, with a total range of 300 Square kilometers. The highest point of this national park is about 4160 meters above sea level . The lowest point is about 3280 meters above sea level. This is the 1st National Park of China that to meet International Union for Conservation of Nature standards.

The park contains more than 20 percent of the country’s plant species, about one-third of its mammal and bird species and almost 100 endangered species, though it comprises only 0.7 percent of China’s land area. It is home to Black-necked cranes, and many other rare and beautiful orchids, and Himalayan Yew, a coniferous tree whose extracts are a source of the anticancer drug.

It usually takes less than one hour drive from Shangri La city to the entrance of Potatso National Park, which has two lakes actually, i.e, Pu Da Cuo lake and Shu Du lake, there is also one a tourist center, Tibetan villages, lush forests and pasture views. After entering the national pack area, visitors will take the sightseeing bus to the 14 kilometers away stop, from which tourists can take a walk along the miles long of wooden-walkways

Address & Contact

Add: Shuang Qiao, E Ring Road, Shangri La City
Phone : +86 887 822-4338 / 823-2529

Opening hour

High Travel Season : 08:00 am – 17:00 pm
Low Travel Season : 08:30 am – 16:00 pm

Season defination

High Travel Season: from April 1st to October 31st
Low Travel Season: from November 1st to the next March 31st

Entrance Fee

Full rate:RMB 258.00 per person including Tourists ECO-Bus


Potatso National Park Official Website

Tips on Traffic

Potatso National Park is located outskirt of Shangri La City, which can be easily reached by flight, long distance bus…

There are in general three ways to get to this lake from Shangri La City

By bus: One daily bus with schedule: departure 09:30 am, Return 15:00 pm, rate: RMB 30.00 round trip
By rent vehicle: It usually costs RMB 180.00 round trip
By local TaxiIt usually costs RMB 80.00 one way

Facts about Airport & Bus Station

Di Qing Airport

Address: No. 1, Shen-Ying Road, Shangri La city
Altitude: 3,280 meters above sea level
Phone: +86 887 822 9916

Shangri La Bus Station

Address: Xiangbala Avenue | 香巴拉大道
Phone: +86 887 822-3501
Altitude: 3,080 meters above sea level
Working hours: 06:00 am – 19:00 pm

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