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Shangri-La, a land of scenery and ethnic culture

Updated:2018-08-30 11:31:07   Yunnan Gateway

With a long history and unique natural landscapes, Shangri-La boasts well-known scenic spots such as the Pudacuo National Park, the Dukezong Ancient Town, the Ganden Stumtseling Monastery, the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the White-Water Terraces and others.

Yunnan’s Shangri-La City is located in the southern part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and it forms heart the Three Parallel Rivers area. The word “Shangri-La” means “a place of auspiciousness” in the Tibetan language.

Unique geographical and climatic conditions make Shangri-la a tourist attraction featuring snow peaks, valleys, grasslands, mountain lakes, primitive forests and ethnic customs. 

13 ethnic groups, including the Tibetans, Lisu, Han, Naxi, Yi, Bai Hui and others, live here for generations and they follow their own traditions in lifestyles, costumes, dwellings, and wedding ceremonies.

Source: xgll.com.cn;  trans-editing by Li Hengqiang

Keywords:   Shangri-La scenery ethnic culture