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Shangri-la Travel Guide

Located at point where Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan all meet, Shangri-La County is administered by Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. In the past, it was called Zhongdian or "Jiantang" in Tibetan. In ancient times, it together with Batang (in Tibet) and Litang (in Sichuan) was the fiefdom of the three sons of a Tibetan King. In 2002, Zhongdian changed its name to Shangri-La.

The region is inhabited by many different ethnic groups, with the Tibetans comprising the majority of the population. There you will have an opportunity to experience Tibetan life and learn about their lifestyle, religion and cuisine. The unique scenery, highlighted by plateaus, together with the fascinating ethnic culture makes the land very attractive and charming to visit.

Shangri-La is rich in natural resources from valuable herbs to rich mineral deposits (including gold, silver, copper, manganese and many other rare metals) to abundant animal resources (such as golden monkeys, leopards and musk deer). This is a land full of natural wonders.

As a Chinese saying goes, "The earliest sunrise is seen in Shangri-La; and the most unique place is also there". Once you visit, you will fully appreciate the meaning of this saying. In addition, the warm welcome of the residents of this land will make you feel at home.

 

Top Shangri-la Tours

14 Days Exploring the Best of Yunnan Tour

  • Tour Code: YN-0224
  • Days: 14
  • Destination: Kunming-Dali-Jianshui-Shaxi-Shangri-La

From USD
$1795

Summary: The tour for Kunming,Dali,Lijiang and Shangri-La is very classical in Yunnan Province.You will visit Kunming Stone Forest, Dali Old Town, Lijiang Old Town, Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Lea.

2014 Yunnan Join-in Hightlights Tour

  • Tour Code: PT139
  • Days: 7
  • Destination: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la

From USD
$562

Summary: Relax yourself with Yunnan hightlights in Kunming, Dali and Lijiang.

12 Days Flexible Shangri-la Tour

  • Tour Code: LN12
  • Days: 12
  • Destination: Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-La

From USD
$1103

Summary: Travel Yunnan with much leisure, visit Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-la. Reasonable price and best quality China travel service..

8 Days Kunming Dali Shangri-la Lijiang Kunming Coach Tour

  • Tour Code: LS286
  • Days: 8
  • Destination: Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la

From USD
$812

Summary: 8 days for amazingly fantastic nature of Lijiang..

6 Day Dali Shangri-la Lijiang Coach Tour

  • Tour Code: dl1230
  • Days: 6
  • Destination: Dali-Shangri-la-Lijiang

From USD
$679

Summary: 6 days for amazingly fantastic nature of Shangri-la and Lijiang..