China Travel Info/Cities and Attractions/Shangri-la


It was the British writer James Hilton's novel "The Lost Horizon" that has brought fame to an unknown and uncontaminated place Shangri-La and made it a household word since its publication 50 years ago. And from then on this fascinating place has become the dreamland for many tourists and adventure lovers. According to the novel, the incontaminated nature and folklore of Shangri-La would never fail to impress a special emotion into these who encounter it : the clear air, the nearer white clouds in the blue sky, the breathtaking beauty of landscape and the warm heart of the honest and unsophisticated local people would certainly soothe the body and allow the mind to rest.
Dozens of years witnessed the failure of efforts to seek out and locate for certain this dreamland. However, with the passing of time, people believe that it must be somewhere in the southeast tip of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, the hightest plateau in the world, became firmer with more and more evidences as a result of persistent search and research. At last, a few years ago, the government of Yunnan Province declared the discovery of Shangri-La. It is in "Diqing", now a prefecture in Yunnan Province, China.
White Water Terrace
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Songzanlin Monastery
Shudu Lake
Napahai Nature Reserve
Dongzhulin Monastery
Bitahai Nature Reserve
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