Shangri-La, the utopia described by British author James Hilton in his 1933 novel Lost Horizon, has been sought by people of all colors and beliefs. And here it is, Shangri-La – the peaceful and harmonious place that surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains, green meadow, and quiet lakes. Previously named “Zhongdian”, Shangri-La got its name in 2001 to boost people's believing in this land.
Take a Hiking tour in Shangri-La, say hello to the friendly local residents, wonder around the peaceful lakes, admire the beautiful snow-capped mountains – these are things that you must do when you travel to Shangri-La, Yunnan , China . Bita Lake Nature Preserve, Napa Lake Baishui Terrace, Haba Snow Mountain , and Meli Snow Mountain are just some of the names to remember, the magic, majesty, and happiness are the true spirits here that attract visitors all over the world.
Zhongdian county in Yunnan province officially renamed itself Shangri-La county in 2001. It has two main areas: Dukezong Ancient Town and a more modern area. The two areas share Tuanjie Street as the common border. Dukezong is located in the southeast section of Shangri-La. It has a history dating back more than 1300 years. Most of the buildings here are white in color and feature the Tibetan style architecture.