The mythical Shangri-La isn’t as mysterious as you think.
Shangri-La, or Zhongdian (Xiānggélǐlā, according to modern Chinese), is located in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan. Being so close to Tibet, there are a number of political arguments that have taken place over this region.
The relationship between Tibet and China is a touchy subject. As a foreigner, I was able to enter Shangri-La on a Chinese visa. Personally, out of respect for both parties, I take no public stance. I only want to show you my photos from this remarkably unique region.
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I’m getting such a bug to go to China! How interesting to see this part of the world must be.
It’s such a bizarre place. I do hope you get to experience it one day!
WOW! The more of your China posts I read the more I want to skip my next couple of countries and head there right now! Breathtaking photos as well, great job 🙂
These images are absolutely gorgeous! This is a part of the world that I have yet to see and so appreciate the opportunity to experience the landscape, architecture and people through your images!
It was definitely one of the more unique places I’ve been. It’s quite a gem.
Great shots. i visited here in 2001, I hear it’s changed a bit 🙂
Probably. The town itself seemed quite touristy, but I still enjoyed it. I can’t imagine it would have been like that 10 years ago!