Introduction to Shangri-la (香格里拉)
The 3,200 meter above sea level Shangri-La is near the border of Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet, and it is on the southeastern brim of the world's rooftop Tibetan Plateau. There are snow mountain, deep valleys, steppes, high mountain lakes and virgin forests, almost all different things from different climate zones can be seen here.
Northwestern Yunnan Province, China
Pudacuo National Park (Lakes of Shudu and Bita), Songzanlin Lamasery, Shika Snow Mountain
For Pudacuo National Park: 258 Yuan (including 138 Yuan for admission and 120 Yuan for sightseeing car)
For Songzanlin Lamasery: 115 Yuan
For Shika Snow Mountain: 270 Yuan (including a round-trip cable ride)
Pudacuo National Park: April - October: 8:00AM - 5:00PM, November - Next March: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Songzanlin Lamasery: 7:30AM - 6:30PM
Shika Snow Mountain: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
1. Visitors can take special-line bus "Shangri-la to Pudacuo" at Shangri-la Bus Station, which costs 30 yuan P/P for a round trip. Please note that the last returning bus leaves at 3:00PM. Visitors can also take a taxi from Shangri-la County to Pudacuo National Park, which costs about 100 Yuan for a single trip.
2. Visitors can take special-line bus "Shangri-la to Songzanlin Lamasery" at Shangri-la County, which costs 2 yuan P/P.
3. It is quite easy to get to the snow mountain from Shangri-la county. Visitors can take bus line 9 from Shangri-la Passenger Station, and get off at the terminus. The bus is available from 7:30AM to 5:00PM at hourly intervals. The fare is 3 Yuan.
1. The best time to visit these attractions is in summer and autumn.
2. It is suggested to wear down jackets and warm shoes since it is cold on the top of the snow mountain. Visitors can rent a down jacket on the mountain for 50 Yuan. When climbing the snow mountain, please avoid vigorous physical activities to prevent altitude sickness. Additionally, visitors can also buy an oxygen tank at the foot of the mountain for about 50 or 60 Yuan.
3. It is not recommended to visit these attractions during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. At that time, Guilin with suitable weather will meet a lot of tourists, so the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.
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