Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture is one of the eight autonomous prefectures in Yunnan province, and its government is stationed in Shangri-la. It means “an auspicious place” in Tibetan language. Diqing is located in northwest of Yunnan province, lies at the junction of Yunnan, TibetSichuan three provinces, and is the hinterland of the Three Parallel Rivers (Jinsha river, Lancang river and Nujiang river). The Lancang river and Jinsha river run through Diqing from north to south, with a total area of 23,870 square kilometers.