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National Park
Zeberka12Gorgeous place! definitely worth visiting. Stunning views
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Ancient Villages
PriscillaQueenoftheDessertWorth the trip up from Shangrila, a long and winding road up through the Canyon with amazing views along the way. We stayed at a hotel inside the National Park which was worthwhile.
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Gaviota798Tiger leaping Gorge has been one of my favorite places in this part of China. You are free to track and hike without having to walk a million steps. the Gorge itself was heavy with rain when we went. If you don’t want to do the link hike you can have one of the home-stays or hostels take you up and enjoy the quiet night stay. We did go summer of 2020 so few people were traveling.
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_GG***77We rented electric bikes to get here. Fun driving. But arrived quite late around 5.45pm. We only have until 6.30pm. After the entrance, we had to take the compulsory shuttle bus up to the temple. It was crowded so it’s hard to take any good photos left alone enjoying the sacred atmosphere in the temple. But the temple itself is great. I enjoyed every stairs up and every corners and turns. Should spend more time if you plan to come here so that you can wander around the village and the lake. Don’t just leave after the temple.
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rwwishartTake the walk around the lake before going into the temple complex. You will find better spots for panoramas and the light is better when you go in the morning. Photos inside the temple halls are not allowed, so get what you can from the outside. Visiting takes maybe 3 hours if you want to wander over everything.
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Ancient Settlement
D28***60Very pretty town. Great streets to wander around and lots of shops.

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Napa Lake: Lake in summer and meadow in winter Located in the northwestern part of Shangri-La County, Napa Lake is a seasonal alpine lake. During the rainy summer and autumn it is a large lake, surrounded by a small swamp pasture. The dry winter and spring months see the lake gradually shrink and turn into a large swamp meadow, called “Yila Grassland”.
avtarTripBlog   Dec 25, 2019
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Shangri-La | The Land Closest to the Heavens | Not to be Missed: Autumn in Pudacuo Shangri-La: the Lost Horizon. Picture vast emerald fields, sparkling lakes and colorful Tibetan prayer flags dancing with the wind. The devout on their knees, kissing the sacred ground, mountains and waters - such a sight has hardly changed in the millions of years that have passed.And those clouds hanging by the mountains peaks? They look like they can be blown away with just the gentlest breath of air. Recommended route: There are many holiday routes one can embark on throughout Yunnan. The Shangri-La trail tops them all.This is the site where three famous rivers of China run parallel to each other — Yangtze, Lancang and Nujiang rivers.You'll need at least a week to thoroughly soak up the magnificent views.
avtarTripBlog   Nov 21, 2019
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Meili Snow Mountain: The First of Holy Mountains Whose Summit Have Yet to Be Reached The Meili Snow Mountain sits at the region where the Jinsha River, Lancang River and Nujiang River flow in parallel, whose main peak, Kawa Bogegard, rises to 6740 meters, the highest peak in Yunnan Province. As the head of the eight holy Tibetan mountains, Meili is a sacred pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists. People who come here are proud to see it in full. Meili Snow Mountain is still a virgin peak that has not been summited, and a place where countless mountaineering teams have been buried. The most painful event happened in 1991 when the 17 members of the Sino-Japanese joint mountaineering team were all killed. In 1996, the Chinese government banned the climbing of Meili Mountain, returning the holy mountain to its eternal peace.
avtarTripBlog   Nov 21, 2019

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About Shangri-La

Shangri-La is located in the northwestern part of Yunnan in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. It is located at the confluence of the three provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet. Shangri-La was formerly known as Zhongdian County. It was renamed due to its similarity to the heavenly location described in James Hilton's 1933 novel "Lost Horizon". In Tibetan, Shangri-la means “Shang Mountain pass”. It is a pure land that perfectly preserves the area’s natural ecology and traditional culture. The grasslands surrounded by snow-capped mountains are full of bright sunshine and fresh air. There are also clear and tranquil lakes as well as magnificent temples and friendly Tibetans.

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Oct 19, 2021 Shangri-La Weather: Clear, Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph, Humidity: 71%, Sunrise/Sunset: 07:23/18:49
Shangri-La Travel: Suitable, Umbrella: Advised, UV Strength: Very Low

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Here are the best places to visit in Shangri-La, including: Pudacuo National Park,Balagezong Grand Canyon,Tiger Leaping Gorge
You could try Balagezong Grand Canyon,Pudacuo National Park,Tiger Leaping Gorge,Shika Snow Mountain,Dukezong Ancient Town in Shangri-La
The ancient city has a bus 3 direct access.
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