Enchanting view of Pudacuo National Park in Shangri-La

Created date: 2020/08/06

A view of the Pudacuo National Park in Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Southwest China’s Yunnan province.


Pudacuo, or Potatso, National Park is located in Yunnan province’s Shangri-La. The region of this park contains more than 20 percent of China’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 the country’s land area.


It is notably home to vulnerable black-necked cranes, many rare and beautiful orchids, and Himalayan Yew, a coniferous tree whose extracts are a source of the anticancer drug, paclitaxel.


A view of the Pudacuo National Park in Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Southwest China’s Yunnan province.


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