Located in the midst of three rivers, Shangri-La is a sacred region with breath-taking scenery. In Tibetan Shangri-La means the “sun and moon in heart”, an ideal home only found in heaven. The average altitude of Zhongdian is over 3,000 meters which means it is difficult to reach.
But Shangri-la worth a visit with the lofty and continuous snow mountains, endless grassland, steep and high gorges, crystal like lakes and the pastoral villages draw many visitors by bus from Lijiang or just take direct flight in. The famed spots in the area are Songzanlin Monastery. Bita Lake & White Water Terraces.
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