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Shangri-La is a county in Yunnan Province. It was originally named as Zhongdian in the past. The town is split between Tibetan and ethnic Han residents, as well as a fair smattering of Naxi, Bai, Yi and Lisu, with the surrounding countryside entirely Tibetan.

Shangri-La Quick Facts

English Name: Shangri-La

Railway Stations: no train

Zip Code: 674400

Location: Northwest of Yunnan

Chinese Name: 香格里拉 (XiangGeLiLa)

Suburban Districts: Northwest of Yunnan

Airports: Diqing Shangri-La Airport

Area Code: 0887

Population: 13 million

Best Time to Visit: spring time

Top Attractions in Shangri-La

Shangri-La Maps Free Download

Find maps of Shangri-La, including Shangri-La's regional location to other parts of China as well as . Our Shangri-La travel guide ( includes weather, living, food, weather, transportation, etc.) has heaps of useful information and tips! > See More

Shopping in Shangri-La

The city is famous for Tibetan jewelry, yak tails, Nixi pottery, Yi lacquerware, Dried matsutake mushroom and Tibetan medicinal herbs. Very good Tibetan incee. For shopping the new town is better than the old, cheaper prices. Dropenling Tibetan Handicraft Center A non-profit Social Enterprise handicraft project selling high-quality, authentic Tibetan handicrafts ...> See More

Restaurants (Food) in Shangri-La

Suolima Wine is something like beer. The taste is fresh and cool, but do not drink too much in such a high altitude. Tibetan cakes mostly made of wheat flour and ghee are the best food made by local people. Buttered Tea (or Ghee Tea) is an important drink for local Tibeta. The making of this special tea is quite simple, fit put tea into a pot, add ghee, salt and herbs,...> See More

Entertainment in Shangri-La

Night life of Shangri-La is always colorful. When night falls, Sifanglou Plaza of Shangri-La County becomes a big dance stage. There is a large number of people perform the Tibetan folk dance Guozhuang. They all join hands, form a circle, and follow the principal dancer. The cheerful atmosphere may entice you to join them in the dance. Also you can pay a visit to the Tibeta'...> See More