Park Information

Author:管理员     Time:2012/7/5 17:23:44

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Park Information

Pudacuo National Park(simplified Chinese: 普达措国家公园; traditional Chinese: 普達措國家公園; pinyin: Pǔdácuò Guójiāgōngyuán) is a 500 sq mi (1,300 km2) national park located in Shangri-La County, Yunnan Province in the People's Republic of China. The park was announced on June 25, 2007, and is notable as the first national park in China mainland to meet International Union for Conservation of Nature standards. It incorporates the Bita Lake Nature Reserve and the Duhu Scenic Area in the Hongshan region. As such they are part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected AreasWorld Heritage Site.(普达措基本情况) As the first national park on the Chinese mainland, Pudacuo was open to visitors in 2007. It is about 19 kilometers east from Shangri-la county seat. Pudacuo is the transliteration of “Mandala” or “Putuo” which refers to a sacred mountain of Avalokiteshvara (Goddess of Mercy). “Putuo” or “Puda” means a boat to ferry people from sufferings. “Cuo” or “Tso” in Tibetan refers to a lake; so Pudacuo together means “Boat Lake”. Pudacuo used to be the original Tibetan name for Bita Lake where we can see an isle called Mandala or Mantuluo. Pudacuo is an unearthly world without pollution, far away from the bustle and hustle world.(普达措名字的由来) Pudacuo Park is mainly comprised of Shudu Lake, Militang Pasture and Bita Lake; The elevation there ranges from 3,500 meters to 4,000 meters above the sea level. As an inseparable part of the Three Parallel Rivers-a world natural heritage by UNESCO, Pudacuo Park also functions as a natural reserve. The eco-environment is well preserved with marsh, lakes, virgin forests, brooks, springs, and rare fauna and flora resources. Summer scenes inside Pudacuo Park are so intoxicating that one will call it the home for meconopsis, primrose, rhododendron, spruce, fir, birch and other treasured plants. Lots of wild lives live in the park such as wild boar, musk deer, leopard, pheasant, and different species of birds.(普达措国家公园的主要欣赏价值) Covering 15 square kilometers, Shudu Lake is 3,700 meters above the sea level. Shudu in Tibetan means cheese and stones. It’s said that when a Buddhist master visited this area, local Tibetans offered him cheese; he (the Buddhist master) saw stones in the ranch and wished the cattle of the farmers would be as strong as the stones. One can trek along the planked path by Shudu Lake to enjoy the picturesque sceneries. Living in the limpid water of Shudu Lake are fish locally called “Liefuyu” (fish with cracks on their bellies). Furthermore, the lake is shallow enough to be called interestingly “a place where one can fish with a wooden stick”.(属都湖名字的来历;属都裂鳆鱼) Militang Pasture is between Shudu Lake and Bita Lake. Militang is the vastest pastureland in Pudacuo Park. It’s dotted with yaks and cabbage-like grass (locally called Yak-butter Grass because the local Tibetans use the leaves to wrap yak butter). Militang in Tibetan means “the Buddha’s eye” because it presents an eye outline when overlooked.(弥里塘景点) Bita Lake is a fault lake lying in the heart of Pudacuo Park. Being 3 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide, it exhibits an altitude of 3,530 meters and a biggest depth of 40 meters. Along the sightseeing planked passage ashore, growing are multitudes of centuries-old oak trees, spruces, firs with usneas on. Bita Lake is the highlight of Pudacuo Park. Among the local Tibetans, Bita Lake is said to be incarnated from a piece of mirror of a fairy lady who broke her mirror when combing in the heaven. “Bita” in Tibetan also refers to a place where lots of oak trees are growing. In the centre of the lake, a small wooded island is made the shelter for many rare species of birds. If you are lucky enough to be in the non-windy day, the rosy clouds, the snow-capped mountains and the nearby forests are all mirrored in the lake.(碧塔海景点) Fish Drunk By Rhododendrons(杜鹃醉鱼的典故) Bita Lake abounds in fish resources. In each May, petals of the rhododendron flowers fall onto the lake and are mistakenly swallowed by the fish which then will be seen “floating” because the petals are toxic; the scene is the so-called “Dujuanzuiyu”-“fish drunk by rhododendron”.  The region of this 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 notably home to vulnerableBlack-necked cranes, many rare and beautiful orchids, and Himalayan Yew, a coniferous tree whose extracts are a source of the anticancer drug, paclitaxel.(碧塔海湖心小岛的生物多样性)

News

Author:管理员     Time:2012/7/5 13:07:00

Because of landslide on the road to Bita Lake within our national park, the road to Bita Lake is currently under construction, and it will be finished on July 20th. We are very sorry for all inconvenience and hope to get your understanding!

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Culture and Story

Author:管理员     Time:2017/7/19 8:57:33

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Culture And Story Of Pudacuo National Park

A fictional place in the novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton, Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise, a perennially happy land, isolated from the outside world. In today's program, we'll meet a Tibetan girl, a tour guide in the real Shangri-la in southwestern Yunan Province. Liu Yan has more. Pudacuo National Park is located in Yunnan's Shangri-la County. Established in 2007, it is a first for Chinese conservation efforts and a prelude to its ambitious plans for many more national parks in the near future. Tourism is a key aspect of Pudacuo's development. Nestled in the mountains of southwest China, the park is an integral part of the Three Parallel Rivers Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of China's most popular tourist destinations. It provides economic benefits to local communities through park-related jobs and ecotourism. The park is where a Tibetan girl called Zhuoma works. She is a local tour guide. "Hello and good morning! Welcome to the mysterious Shangri-la, the beautiful Pudacuo National Park. I'm your guide in the park. My name is Zhuoma. I hope you have a happy stay here in the park." Pudacuo National Park is located in one of the most biologically-diverse regions of the world. While the region comprises only 0.7 percent of China's land area, it 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. By any standard, Pudacuo qualifies as a natural wonderland. It contains endemic species of fish found no where else in the world, rare and beautiful orchids, black-necked cranes and a yew species whose extracts are indispensable to the creation of many cancer drugs. 21-year-old Zhuoma was born and brought up in Shangri-la. Her name Zhuoma means fairy in the Tibetan language. She is good at singing and dancing and speaks fluent Mandarin. This is Zhuoma singing a Tibetan folk song for tourists. The song depicts the beautiful scenery at the park. The park's name "Pudacuo" comes from the local Tibetan word for the divine assistance that ensures boat passengers a safe journey across the many lakes dotting the area. Foremost among the lakes in the park are the Bita and Shudu lakes, though the extended wetlands area extends far beyond to encompass forested mountains, grasslands in river valleys and a great abundance of rare plants and animals. Being major attractions, the two lakes are Zhuoma's favorite. Having graduated from a tourism vocational school two years ago, she became a professional tour guide in a local tourism company. She says she loves the job because she not only showcases the beautiful landscape of the place but also makes friends with tourists from all over the world. "Everyday is a new day. It is interesting to meet new people and learn new things." Zhuoma has a pleasant personality and is always ready to help others. She is also always eager to learn. When people ask questions about things she doesn't know, she goes back and finds the answer after work. Zhuoma explains that human existence in this area dates back to the Western Zhou Dynasty some 3,000 years ago. For hundreds of years the region was home to several tribes. Shangri-La finally made contact with Central China in the Han Dynasty some 2,000 years ago. Today, the town is more Tibetan than Han Chinese with trademark Tibetan architecture and customs. And most of the 130,000 population celebrate New Year according to the Tibetan calendar. A Buddhist, Zhuoma is a worshiper at a local lamasery. During off-season, she goes back home to help her parents with farm-related chores. She is glad she can earn money and help support the family. "Our family has one hectare of land. My parents work very hard for farming. I hope they can have a better life with my help." To her parents, Zhuoma is a real delight and to her colleagues, she is an amazing companion. Shen Xueshu is from the Yi ethnic group. He has known Zhuoma for two years now. "Zhuoma is a serious and responsible worker and a good companion. She is very bright and her jolly nature has lifted spirits among everyone – those who work with her and tourists as well." Shangri-La is about 3,300 meters above sea level. The weather has a tendency to be humid with temperatures varying both at night and during the four seasons. Winters are cold with lots of snow and summers are the rainy season. Zhuoma says the best seasons to come visit are spring and autumn, specifically May to July and September to October. "Beautiful scenery nurtures the soul and culture cultivates the mind. We hope everybody has a happy stay in Shangri-la." Zhuoma hopes that as tourism continues to grow, Shangri-La will continue to develop at a rapid pace.

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Author:管理员     Time:2012/7/5 13:07:00

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Prise:RMB 100 yuan
Pen Time:NOV-MAR:8:00~16:00;Apr~Oct:8:00~17:00
Add:ShuanQiao,Sangri-la,Yunnan,China

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