White Water Terraces Baishuitai

White Water Terraces Shangri-la Yunnan
The White Water Terraces is a unique site that shines with a natural charm. As spring water gushes from the Haba Snow Mountains formed over millennia and the breeze flows around the magnificent white water terraces on the slopes, one will be fascinated by the picturesque view. Besides, this site is the birthplace of Dongba religion; thus, the Naxi people often meet here to pay tribute to the founder of their culture.

White Marble Terraces

There are many places, especially in the southwest of China, where you can admire the magnificent terraced fields. But why this extraordinary view is formed? Well, it's simple. The spring water descending from the Haba mountains contains carbonic acid that is heavily loaded with pure calcium carbonate. Over 200,000 to 300,000 years ago, white calcium sediment clung to the side of the mountain to form terraces of white water. Today, this site is the beautiful and unusual display of terraces of white marble has attracted numerous visitors. Water arrives first in a large basin and continues to fall over the terraces 140 meters of height.

The Dongba Festival

Baishui Terraces is the birthplace of the Dongba culture of the Naxi people. Indeed, on his return from Tibet, the founder of the Dongba religion and culture had chosen this unique place to spread his faith. The Naxi people of the villages around Sanba have gathered to celebrate since the birth of their culture. This festival, which includes the Naxi dancing, singing and offering sacrifices to the god of the mountain, is held on the eighth of the second lunar month each year.

 

 

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    238M Altitude White Water Terraces
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