Shangri-la Things to Do and Attractions

Shangri-La is depicted as “Eden in dream” by British novelist James Hilton’s Lost Horizon in the 1939, a famous area with numerous natural landscapes and unique Tibetan customs.

Top Attractions

The Tibetan area of Shangri-la has a long history and beautiful natural scenery, including Pudacuo national park, Dukezong ancient town, Songzanlin Monastery, Tiger Leaping Gorge and other famous scenic spots. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Shangri-la by cycling around the Napahai lake, hiking in Tiger Leaping Gorge or taking a walk at Pudacuo national park. For more information, click on the attractions below.

Snow Mountains in Shangri-la

Shangri-la is located in the hinterland of Hengduan mountain area on the Qinghai-tibet plateau, with an average altitude of more than 3,000 meters. So it has several famous snow mountains, such as Haba snow mountain and Meili snow mountain.

Lakes in Shangri-la

Shangri-la has 298 alpine lakes (including moraine lakes), among which the largest and most beautiful are Napa Lake, Bita Lake, Shudu Lake and Sanbi Lake.

More Lakes and Ponds in Shangri-la.

Temples, Mosques and Monasteries in Shangri-la

The main ethnic minority in Shangri-la is Tibetan, therefore, the religion in Shangri-la is also dominated by Tibetan Buddhism. Among the numerous temples, Songzanlin monastery is the most representative one.

More Temples in Shangri-la and Mosques in Shangri-la.

Pastures, Grasslands and Prairies in Shangri-la

Yaks are the main livestock of Tibetan people. Coupled with high altitude and abundant water resources in Shangri-la, there are many plateau pastures and prairies.

Villages in Shangri-la

Shangri-la has a large number of ethnic minorities, mainly Tibetans. Therefore, there are many Tibetan villages in Shangri-la.

More Traditional Ethnic Villages in Shangri-La.

Mountains and Rivers in Shangri-la

More Rivers in Snagri-la and Mountains in Shangri-la.

Historical and Cultural Sites in Shangri-la

Other Attractions in Shangri-la