Shangri-La has become well-known since the publish of the famous novel “Lost Horizon”. As it is described in the novel, it is a land of idyllic beauty. The rich natural resources and unique local culture make it a perfect tourist destination.

When is the best time to visit Shangri-la?

The best time to visit Shangri-La is from May to October. In late May and June, the rhododendras be in full bloom all over the mountains and plains. There will be a sea of flowers. In July and August, the climate is delightfully cool because of its high altitude. Well, it is also the rainy season. The average temperature is 20~28 degree Celsius. The red Euphorbia flowers will bloom in September and October. Winter may be a little cold but it is the best season to watch snow.

Attractions in Shangri-La

        Ganden Sumtseling Lamasery               Pudacuo National Park
songzanlin pudacuo


         Dukezong Old Town                 Napahai Lake
dukezong old town napahai


         Tiger Leaping Gorge          First Bend of the Yangtze River
Tiger Leaping Gorge The First Bend of Yangtze River

Recommended local tours:
  Yunnan tours

Getting Shangri-la and Away

There is no train available in Shangri-la. The best way to get to Shangri-La is taking a flight.Book a Flight Ticket
Many tourists who visit Lijiang would like to take a long-distance bus to Shangri-la from Lijiang. >>more


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