|Balagezong, located in the area of alpine vegetation and mountain gorge on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is a natural ecological scenic spot. [Photo/balagezong.com]|
Balagezong, located in the area of alpine vegetation and mountain gorge on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is a natural ecological tourism spot.
As the key scenic spot of the Sanjiangyuan area, the Waterhead of the Three Major Rivers National Natural Reserves, the Balagezong Scenic Spot is situated in the northwest of Shangri-La, and 704 kilometers away from Kunming, capital city of Yunnan Province. It is the junction of Yunnan Province, Sichuan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region, and is famous for the Tibetan folk culture.
The scenic spots of Balagezong are divided into natural ecological tourism resources and human tourism resources, attracting tourists with its miracle, excellence and beauty.
At the foot of the mountains, there are choppy rivers and abrupt gorge and cliffs. In the middle of the mountain, tourists could find lush primeval forests, various kinds of birds and animals, exotic flowers, precious endangered species and rare Chinese medicinal herbs.
In the scenic spots, the Shangri-La Blue Moon Gorge described in the James Hilton's works is well known in the world because of its Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan folk customers.
The Shangri-La Grand Canyon located in Balagezong is a unique work of nature. From the peak with an elevation of 5,545 meters to the valley of 2,000 meters, the elevation difference creates a vast canyon of 3,545 meters.
Most of the cliffs on both sides of the canyon are as high as 1,000-2,000 meters, and the texture and shape of the geological strata seem like huge landscape rock paintings on the cliffs. The clear and beautiful rivers meandering in the canyon splash water like fog, and only a frontline blue sky could be seen from the cracks of some steep cliffs. Sounds of the echo can be heard.
The place also owns a long history and countless legends. Coexistence of various religious cultures and attractive ancient historical relics are formed the "Shangri-La" mood which is exactly the harmony between human and nature.