in northwest Yunnan Province, Shangri-La is a Tibetan county of Diqing Tibetan
Autonomous Prefecture, featuring spectacular landscapes and a mixture of ethnic
cultures. Set in tranquil grasslands surrounded by snow-covered peaks, gorges,
lakes and virgin forests, the county's attractions include the famous Tiger
Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin Temple, Bita Lake Nature Reserve and Baishui Terrace
(White Water Terrace). Shangri-la is at its most beautiful in May and October.
In October, when leaves turn yellow and red, the area astounds visitors with
its stunning vistas. Tourists can also experience the lifestyle, culture and
cuisine of 13 different local ethnic groups.
Best time to visit: May and October
Leaping Gorge: 50 Yuan
Temple: 85 Yuan
Lake: 30 Yuan
Getting there: You can
fly to Diqing Shangri-La Airport, or take a train or coach to Shangri-la from
Kunming, Chengdu, or Lhasa.
More info: http://www.chinatraveldepot.com/travel-to-Shangrila