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  Songzanlin Monestary
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If you have time in Yunnan, definitely do NOT miss Shangrila (original name ZhongDian). Shangrila is inhabitated by Tibetan people. Once you go near Shangrila, you will see grassland and tibetan farm houses. The town itself is not that interesting. But Songzhanlin Monestary in Shangrila is said to be the mysterious temple in the novel, Lost Horizon. Hence the name of the town has been changed to 'Shangrila'. Journey to Shangrila is superb!! For those who hasn't been to Tibet, i guess coming to Shangrila is the 'preview' to Tibet.

Directions: North of Lijiang town. About 6 hours bus ride.

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  • Updated Sep 14, 2007
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