Shangri-la Attractions

Shangri-la Introduction

Shangri-la, a popular word after World War II and o­ne frequently adopted by stores, hotels and restaurants, signifies a "heaven away from the turmoil of the mundane word". Actually, "Shangri-la" is a Tibetan word, which means "land of sacredness and peace."The word "Shangri-la" first appeared in its westernized form in James Hiltom's novel The Lost Horizon. This book tells the story of three American pilots who, when flying over the Sino-Indian air route during World War II, crash-land in the midst a beautiful landscape. This place of tranquility and peace is described as having "Snow Mountains, grasslands, Tibetan people, red soil plateaus, with three rivers flowing traversing the landscape". After being rescued by the local Tibetan people, the three American pilots finally return home.According to the historical record, in 1944 there was indeed an American transport plane which crashed in the town of Zhongdi..

Tips: There are many taboos and activities that bear a strong mark of religion. Buddhists are forbidden to kill. Many wild animals, including fish, field vole, Mongolian gazelle and vulture, ar..

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  • Meili Snow Mountain

    Meili Snow Mountain

    Meili Snow Mountain is located in 10 kilometers from Deqin County,

  • Shudu Sea

    Shudu Sea

    Introduction:The Shudu Sea is located in northeast of the Shangri-La county, and 35 km away from the county. It is about 10 kilometers away from the Bitahai. The water is so clear that t..

  • White Water Patten

    White Water Patten

    Introduction:It is located in the village of the Sanba Town in the southeast of Shangri-La County. In the annual "White Water Hourner", the February 8, the Naxi people in all directions..

  • Haba snow-capped mountain

    Haba snow-capped mountain

    Introduction:Because of the enormous difference between high and low altitudes of Haba snow-capped mountain, it is formed a significant vertical mountain climate, followed by distribution o..

  • Napa Lake Nature Reserve

    Napa Lake Nature Reserve

    Introduction:Napa Lake Nature Reserve is 3,125 square kilometers, the height of it is 3,266 meters above sea level, and the lake water area is 660 square kilometers. The protected area i..

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