Baishui Terrace

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Baishui Terrace


The name "Baishui Terrace" is a misnomer. Many terraces compose this natural wonder.


Dimensions: The Baishui Terrace runs 130 meters (430 feet) down its mountain slope and extends some 150 meters (500 feet) at its broadest point.


Baishui Terrace is 2400 meters (7900 feet) above sea level.

Nearby festival

Some travelers plan their visit to the Baishui Terrace when the nearby Naxi ethnic villages hold their annual folkloric festival featuring traditional dances and songs. It occurs on the 8th day of the second lunar month (which occurs in February 90% of the time).

Nearest major cities

The Baishui Terrace is about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Zhongdian city, which is some 700 kilometers (420 miles) northwest of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province.


The world's other outstanding calcium terrace formation is Pamukkale in Turkey. It is similar in appearance to Baishui Terrace, though its overall hue is more pristine white. Both formations are Hillman Wonders.

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