"Yunnan Travel 2004 - ZhongDian" Top 5 Page for this destination Zhongdian by jaypride

Zhongdian Travel Guide: 116 reviews and 264 photos

ZhongDian is the captital area of DiQing, which was named Shangri-La by the Yunnan Government in 1997. I guess all you might have already known, "Shangri-La" first appeared in James Hilton's novel "The Lost Horizon". as a land of eternity, tranquility and peace characterized by "snowy mountains, grassland, Tibetan people, red soil plateaus, three rivers flowing along, colorless snow-tea and a lamasery."

The word Shangri-La is a Tidbetan word meaning "land of sacredness and peace.", representing a "heaven away from the turmoil of the mundane world." Its exactly what you are gonna feel while you are in the ZhongDian area. With snow white mountain, broad boundless prairie, bright red flower and mystical Lama temple, you don't have to go to Tibet to be experience Tibetan character and style. It is also the home of various ethnic groups, including Tibetans, Lisus, Naxis and Yis, who are just the nicest, most unsophisticated people I've ever met, much like their uncontaminated homeland.

Napa Hai, Baishui Tableland (White Water Terraces), Songzanlin Monastery, Shudu Lake & Bita Hai are some of the most visited scenic spots in ZhongDian Area. But if you don't have the time to go to all those spots just like me, you can still enjoy the scenary along the road trip like I did.

  • Last visit to Zhongdian: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • vigi's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2004 at 12:33 AM

    Wow! Nice pictures! So good u manage to visit "Baimang Snow Mountain", I didn't have enough time last time, what a pity...


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