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Jian Tang County
Ni Shi Vilage
Diqing Shangri-La Airport
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Shangri-La is a small town in the Yunnan province in southwest China, but usually this name refers to a broader area in the mountains. Formerly, Shangri-La town was known as Zhong Dian, so once you arrive you will find plenty of references to this.
Shangri-La is the place where you start to feel a taste of Tibet and the town itself lies just over three thousand meters high in the mountains. If you come to Shangri-La you can't miss the Gauden Sumtseling Gompa, one of the most important monasteries in whole of China. It's an hour's walk just north of the town and you will find a monastery more than three hundred years old full of monks. If you can't make it to Tibet, here you'll have a pretty authentic taste of it.
Shangri-La has become famous because official entities in China declared this town to be the location of the fictional Shangri-La described in the book “The Lost Horizon.” This town transformed itself from a small village just a few years ago to a touristic destination. Due to the altitude and weather, you should only visit Shangri-La between March and October -– in the other months there aren't many things available, as most restaurants and hostels close their doors and some roads are also unavailable. Don't miss a tour by yourself or organized to the mountain villages around.
Usually people arrive in Shangri-La on buses coming from Chengdu, Kunming, or Lijiang, but it is not an easy trip and many times it takes you more than three days to arrive. Be prepared for very high altitudes and cold weather.
The hostels in Shangri-La are very basic and probably you won't have all the comfort you need with the freezing temperatures; many of Shangri-La's hostels don't have hot water twenty-four hours a day, so ask before booking. Anyway, the friendly Shangri-La's hostel staff and other travelers can put you in the right mood to enjoy the best of your stay.
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"… comes with attached Bath Room / constant hot water. There are 2 & 3 beds Dorm room, give you the best view of the old town... hot showers 24/7, is provided in spacious common bathroom. Tavern Kitchen provide Breakfasts / Dinner Set Meals at a very low cost.... yes, Ice Beer & Pizza. Please enquire from our hostel staff... Common area with Free DVD movie / Internet / WIFI. Yes, laundry facility. Tavern is open throughout the year and...
Shangri-La Lao Shay Youth Hostel
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"… nature in fall. In the winter, the same piece of meadow covers itself with a silvery white blanket and even houses will find themselves having a newly-formed layer of icing. This is the perfect land for photographers and those who appreciate the beauty of nature. Most are attracted to Shangri-la by the 'Lost Horizon' of James Hilton and wonder where they should go in this piece of heavenly land. Many left in great disappointment after...
N's Kitchen & Lodge
"…While staying with us, you will have the opportunity to make many new friends both from china and around the world. Come share your story with us; we are more than happy to be your first friend in s
Tiger Leaping Gorge Janes Tibetan Guesthouse
"…Throughout the day you can enjoy Chinese and western dishes from a waste menu. There is free internet and laundry facilities. When starting the hike, you can leave your luggage behind (5 Yuan, i
Snow Lion Lodge
"… frame, not bunk) and private rooms tastefully decorated in Tibetan style. A lounge area with a traditional wood-fired heater provides a comfortable setting to meet other guests, enjoy a cup of local yak butter tea or catch up on emails using our free wifi. Our friendly English-speaking managers are on hand to ensure your stay with us is an enjoyable one. They are also able to help you organise daytrips, tours and transport to explore the...
Big Blue Hostel & Backpackers
"Big blue hostel & Backpackers is nearby the Shangri-la bus-station, convenience transport, offer you the accommodation including privates and dormitories ,Wifi is available everywhere.TV,air-conditioning,electric blankets,24-hour hot shower are well-equipped in rooms.Hostel serves you with a 24-hour front-desk, local tour arrangement and bicycle rental. 3km from Shangri-la old town, 5km from Napa Lake and Songtsamlin monastery." …"No.33,...
Shangri-la E-Outfitting Star Hostel
"Conveniently located in Dukezong Old Town, Shangri-la E-Outfitting Hostel is close to Moonlight Square and Dafo Temple. Due to the great location, E-Outfitting provides guests with ease to attractions. In Shangri-la, unlimited options are offered to discover its cultural heritage. Ride a bike or just take a walk, guests are able to capture the multiple faces of the country by covering the main sites of interest. Decorated in...
Shangri-La Baita International Youth Hostel
"… division bell Drum can see grandmothers with a pious heart to bless their loved ones and friends and prayer . Baita , the Tibetan children the protection of God , because of the spiritual sustenance and spiritual beliefs , this piece really snowy plateau and the mountains so sacred and pure. Here, every leaf , every flower, every possession of a lazy dog lying in the sun , everything were so beautiful. Shangri-la Baita International...
Travel & Hostel Tiger Leaping Gorge
"…Comfortable dormitory beds and resting area are provided, WIFI, self-help kitchen,laundry are available. Meanwhile,our staffs are willing to help with your travel problems. Start your travel ins
Shangri-la York Rock Inn
"…1).3 days advance notice for free cancellation. 2).We accept cash payment only upon arrival. 3).Our check in time is from 7am-11pm and check out time is from 7am-12 noon." …"…From Bus station: tax
Shangri-la Emma Inn
"Cannot miss - Emma Inn is one the best hosting experience in the region of Shangri La and surroundings. It provides clean, cozy, affordable, and fully fitted rooms. Managing staff is incredible, they
Tina's Youth Hostel - Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge
"… go for a hiking or know more about Shangri-la and the Tiger Leaping Gorge. This is one of the top 10 most famous hiking routes in China. The hostel is a friendly and convenient place to spend your first night from Daju. A good detour from here leads down 40 mins to the middle rapids and Tiger Leaping Stone, where a tiger is once said to have leapt across the Yangzi, thus giving the gorge its name. We have 156 beds, common room,...
"Planning to visit Shangri-la, this stunningly beautiful place in the North of China, Yunnan Province? Looking for decent accommodation? A good restaurant? Or just a cozy spot to hang out? Welcome to
"… cost. Guests can also enjoy a view of the hill side just from the hostel corridor, or clean their thoughts, or enjoy reading a book under the wonderful blue sky. or sit yourself down to a home made tasty standard traditional meal to fill up your stomach . We provide Dormitory beds for various requirements. Also provide 24 hours hot water, Free Internet and WI-FI access. We have a self catering kitchen at your disposal. Welcome to the...
The Long Journey Backpackers' Lodge
"…Located just outside Shangri-la's old town, it is the ideal place for a good night's sleep. There is a nice veranda which offers panoramic views of the world's largest golden prayer wheel and the su
Tibet Guest House Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge
"…Furthermore, We offer free taxi pickup and drop-off within 3 KM. We can also arrange transport to places such as Lijiang, Shangri-la, Deqin, Sichuan and other destinations. We have internet and comp
Hostel Shangri-La Baita International YH
"…It’s also easy to get to, with Diqing Shangri-La Airport a 10 minute drive away and Shangri-La Coach Terminal a 15 minute drive away. All rooms at the hostel have a seating area and cable TV and th
Shangri-La Lamtin Hostel
"…Comfortable outside soft benches for sunshine and fresh air. ********HOSTEL TOURS******* 1. Bicycle trip to some local Tibetan villages around the Napa Lake 2. Shangri-la
Sol Tree Inn
"Sol Tree Inn has 2 2-storey buildings, including 14 rooms, including tibetan suite, tibetan tatami, family room, double bed room, dorm of many room types for you to choose. Especially the tibetan sui
"… Guishan Park and the biggest prayer wheel. There is only 3 kms from the Yi's to the bus station while 6 kms far from the airport. It's convenient to get to all the scenic and we can offer the service of tourism. Yi's Property is totally tibetan construction with wood, and the main house has been built more than 100 years. We offer 24 hrs hot water, SATV, hair-dryer, heating, electric kettle, free wifi covered and free parking....
"… still offer 24hrs hot water. Free wifi covered. Heating in the room and restroom. Free pick-up service from the airport and bus station. Free Chinese breakfast. Scenic spot ticket service. Car rent with driver service. Cafe and reading bar. Chinese BBQ at yard. Meal-sharing service. ***Property Policies and Conditions*** 1).We accept credit card and cash payment upon arrival. 2).3 days advance notice for free cancellation. 3).Check in...
You Jia Guesthouse
"… of rooms, they are dormitory, standard room and couple room. Public washing room, automatic washing machines(15 RMB/b) and hot water are 24 hours available for you . Standard rooms and couple rooms are finely built and renovated ,which are capacious ,bright, tranquil and equipped with independent toilets. Standing on the third floor of our House, you can get a panoramic view of the Shangrila and its beautiful scenic spots like The...
Dragoncloud International Hostel
Jian Tang County
"… Long Distance Bus Terminal, and a 15-minute drive from Sumtseling Monastery. The property offers private rooms with en suite bathroom as well as dormitory rooms sharing access to bathroom and toilet. All rooms come with garden views from a balcony, a work desk and electric blanket. A tour desk here will help guests with travel plans, car hire, bicycle rental, currency exchange and ticketing service. Guests can enjoy a relaxing time...
Collect View Inn
"… walking from the center of the old town of Shangri-La. The hostel is a traditional wooden Tibetan house. Affordable, cosy atmosphere , clean, comfortable and with 24 hour hot water. Our hostel provides you with various accommodation with affordable rates. All the rooms come with a bathroom inside as well as TV and free Internet. We provide electric blankets so you can have a good night's sleep. Besides, there is a communal wood-burning...
"Pleasant staff, rooms excellent with all mod cons including Wifi - Chou, who is Tina's son, runs this place. His English is ok and he is very helpful arranging trips and transport. If you are lucky,
Shangajoy Seasons Inn
"… some joys and insight contents to your tour in Shangri-la as return. Shangajoy Seasons Inn is a specialized hostel in Shangli-ra Old Town. Combined with lodging, dinning and entertaining, we offer various comfy and convenient services. Here you will not only stay in our hostel to your content, and also can join our own designed tour plans. Our hostel is the biggest yard reserved in Old Town Square Central Area after the FIRE. In...
Shangri-la 517 Inn
"…Offering warm atmosphere, Shangri-la 517 Inn provides guests with various accommodation with affordable rates. After check in, travellers can enjoy postal service. Appointed to the highest standar
"3are3 resortel is located at 6 Hong Xue Lang St, Dokhar Zong Old Town, Shangri-la, close to Moonlight Square and Giant Praywheel, only 5 mins walk. 3are3 resortel has two 2-storey buildings, inclu
House of Waking Sunlight
"Cozy Home in the heart of Shangri-la old town. Welcome to House of Waking Sunlight. House of Walking Sunlight offers free pick up service, free breakfast. We have 3 different room type, Double bed (at most 2 person), Twin bed (at most 2 person), Family suite (at most 3 person). We offer extra bed at most room type, charge 60rmb per person. ***Property Policies and Conditions*** 1).1 day advance notice for free cancellation. 2).We...
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