Shangri-la is to be the edge of the world for many people. This small town is located in Yunnan on the border with Tibet, Sichuan, and Myanmar. Read more about the highlights Shangri-La.
In Shangri-La modern life hasn't yet heavily influenced the people. Secluded from the outer world, Shangri-La attracts adventure travelers from all over the world. Shangri-La was formerly called Zhongdian, but was renamed in December 2001 as Shangri-La.
Shangri-la appeared in the writing of "Lost Horizon" by James Hilton. Indeed, the reality matches the description in his book.
Read below about the cultural and natural highlights Shangri-La.
Would you like to visit Shangri-La. We have several options:
- A tailor made tour to Shangri-La
- A 7-days round-trip through Yunnan including Shangri-La
- Shangri-La is since begin 2023 accessible by a new highway. Crossing the Tiger Leaping Gorge by a hudge bridge and 23 kilometers long tunnels you will arrive in the area of Shangri-La. From Dali it takes now about 3 hours by car. Not as beautifull as taken the old road but very fast.
- At the end of 2023 a fast train will start exploration.