White Water Terraces (Baishui Tableland)
|White Water Terraces, 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 you see today. Today, the White Water Terraces cover an area of three square kilometers (about 741 acres).
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, so the local people call it 'a field left by fairies'. To the left of the tableland, there is a pool and a moon-shaped platform that is said to be the dresser of the fairies. During the autumn, the mountains around the White Water Terraces will be covered by various bright-colored flowers and leaves. Amid the mountains, the White Water Terraces will form a spectacular white contrast.
|Emerald upper reaches of the stream|
|Admission Fee:||CNY 30|
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2. As I know, the buses from Baishuitai to Lijiang still operate. But I didn't find the exact bus schedule on the internet.
There is one or two buses from White Water Terrace to Lijiang and the departing time is uncertain. The bus will pass Tiger Leaping Gorge and you have to buy the entrance ticket.
Of course you can take the bus from White Water Terrace back to Shangri-La at first. Then take the bus at Shangri-La Bus Station to Lijiang.
Thanks for your answer but because White terrace between Shangrila & Lijiang, so in save-time way, i would like to make a tour Lijiang- White terrace-Shangrila
For a full visit, I suggest you rent a taxi or private car for convenience and it costs around CNY400 for a round trip.
I have a way for you: take the bus from SL Long-distance Bus Station to this scenic spot and ask the driver about the return schedule.