Travel Blogs from Shangri-La, China

Sort by Newest Best first

Toucan Sam Smells a Toilet and Other News, Shangri-la, China travel blog

Toucan Sam Smells a Toilet and Other News

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!
1
6

... scores of cookies We want to know: who fed the most honored elephant scores of cookies? A Tourist's Guide to Shangri-la Since the Lonely Planet China never can get the Shangri-la area right, I thought I'd help, with a guide to Shangri-la. Here ...

Farewell Jonathan, Around Shangri-la, China travel blog

Farewell Jonathan

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!
2
19

... and crashes confounded things, however. Despite the brownouts and crashes, fall has arrived in the forests, fields and lakes of Shangri-la. The pastures are browning, the Black-necked Cranes have returned for the winter, snow adorns the peaks ringing ...

Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Argentina travel blog

Shangri-La

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

This is a top pick!
12

... and we enjoyed soaking up the landscape as we meandered alongside the lakes and through delightful wooded valleys. It was a bit 'Shangri-La revisited' as humming birds hovered and flocks of brightly-coloured parrots did their thing. We were even serenaded ...

Waiting In Limbo, Shangri-la, China travel blog

Waiting In Limbo

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!
7

... . When the doldrums fade and the wind begins to blow, I'll hear my answer. Until then, I'm still volunteering here in Shangri-la with WWF-China. I returned to Shangri-la on July 24. Before that, I was waiting for my passport and visa to come ...

Shangri-tra-la-la, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Shangri-tra-la-la

A travel blog entry by orizarska

This is a top pick!
38

... without stop or delay. They must be doing this every day... for their own fun. The clouds clear out and I start liking Shangri-la. I'm easy to please (hopefully no ex-boyfriends read this).  The horse racing festival is a true spectacle. The guys ...

The Dogs of Zhongdian, Gyeltang, China travel blog

The Dogs of Zhongdian

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!
8

The Dogs of Zhongdian Starring Fluffy, Zac, 'Bella, Stripe, Toto, and Rex Fluffy is alone, wandering the people-filled streets of Zhongdian. She is silent as she walks down the sidewalk. Fluffy continues and reaches an intersection. It begins ...

Will tourism save Shangri-la?, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Will tourism save Shangri-la?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

This is a top pick!
1

China's Shangri-La is gateway to region's tourism, prosperity - Los Angeles Times The economic downturn is slowing tourism worldwide. The slowdown - combined with tightened entry rules for the Beijing Olympics, a catastrophic earthquake and Tibetan ...

"Traveling" with WWF

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!
5
4

For the month of December, I have been in Shangri-la working with WWF, although technically I should say that I'm still a tourist, as the Public Security Bureau (PSB) has granted me my last visa extension until I get a business visa--I'm getting the boot ...

Travel guide for Shangri-la, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Travel guide for Shangri-la

A travel blog entry by happysheep

This is a top pick!

... Dream," also serves as a first-rate guide to the places in Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, India and China considered possible locations that inspired Shangri-La. I asked Buckley via email about mythomania, the lure of the mountain paradise, and what we're really ...

Hamugu and the Wise Elder, Hamugu, China travel blog

Hamugu and the Wise Elder

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!
16

Just a short distance west of Zhongdian lies Hamugu, a small Tibetan village with several hundred villagers. After visiting the Yangtze River villages, Gomba, Xiao Lin, and I joined others in the WWF crew--Doji, Jinhui, and his son--to head to this ...

The Real Shangri-la, Shangri-la, China travel blog

The Real Shangri-la

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!
5
43

... 20-minute film, The Real Shangri-la is now finished. Here are some frames from the film, developed for WWF, the Shangri-la Institute for Sustainable Communities, and the Shangri-la Sustainable Communities Initiative. The purpose of the film is to ...

European help for energy alternatives, Shangri-La, China travel blog

European help for energy alternatives

A travel blog entry by happysheep

This is a top pick!

... mean Danish . . . Shangri-la to use Denish loan for urban heating construction 10:13, December 15, 2009   Shangri-la County, Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, will use a 22.56 million Euros (about 225 million yuan) ...

Sweet Innocent Killer and the Final Cut, Shangri-la, China travel blog

Sweet Innocent Killer and the Final Cut

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!
2
37

... so well, we ended up doing most everything together during that time, including watching Scene, Song, and Dance Medley of Shangri-la (see photographs). Killer had just begun working with WWF and was planning a conference on ecotourism. She was here ...

The Lamb Lays Down..., Shangri-la, China travel blog

The Lamb Lays Down...

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!

... Still, it all felt like a process that I needed to go through. At the end, I made my decision: I was leaving WWF and Shangri-la. Why? "I feel that I still need to walk the earth, like Caine from Kung Fu." "I promised that I would stay a ...

The New (Pollution) Philosophy, Anywhere, China travel blog

The New (Pollution) Philosophy

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!
1
5

... , tea, and silk that exchanged hands between East and West, so too are Eastern and Western philosophies blending. In China, they are adopting Western concepts of modernization, logic, and rationality. In the West, they are adopting Eastern thoughts of ...

Visitors up in Shangri-la, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Visitors up in Shangri-la

A travel blog entry by happysheep

This is a top pick!

... the Three Parallel Rivers -- the Jinsha, Lancang and Nujiang rivers originating from the Qinghai Plateau. Known for tourist attraction "Shangri-la," considered as the paradise on the earth, Deqen had held nine activities to promote local tourism in the ...

Hello from Shangri-la, North Western Yunnan, Shangrila, China travel blog

Hello from Shangri-la, North Western Yunnan

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

This is a top pick!

Hello from Shangri-la. The government rename this area Shanggulila which is Chinese for Shangri-la. They say this is the area where Shangri-la from the book is. So much to tell and not time to tell it. I'll try to update this entry when I get ...

Leaping Tiger, Jade Dragon, Slack Arsed Horse, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Leaping Tiger, Jade Dragon, Slack Arsed Horse

A travel blog entry by bonkers

This is a top pick!
19

... on it's edge - you'd better hurry if you want to check it out! Currently, we're on the border of Tibet, in a town called Shangri-La (yes it's real name - I finally found it!). It's feckin' pissin' doon tho and is bloody freezing so we're stuck inside ...

Les alentours de Shangri la en moto, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Les alentours de Shangri la en moto

A travel blog entry by liviou

. ...

Shangri La, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Shangri La

A travel blog entry by markandchar

... by cows and yaks at such high altitudes, we waited at the station for our pickup to our guesthouse....Harmony Guesthouse (quite fitting for Shangri La, i'm sure you'll agree). The car could only take us so far. So on foot we climbed the cobbled streets of ...

Shangri-La and Meili snow mountains, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Shangri-La and Meili snow mountains

A travel blog entry by pandacourtis

10

Sweet memories in Shangri-La and Meili snow mountains, in where PandaMo has been asked to marry PandaBen ...

Ihmeellinen ja myyttinen Shangri-La, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Ihmeellinen ja myyttinen Shangri-La

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

2000-luvun alussa Zhongdian oli viela unelias Tiibetilainen pikkukaupunki. Yunnanin provinssi, kuulu uskomattomista maisemistaan ja kirjavista vahemmistoryhmistaan oli alkanut paasta jo lansimaalaisten matkailijoiden reittisuunnitelmiin. ...

The lost horizon, Shangri-La, China travel blog

The lost horizon

A travel blog entry by jon-daniella

3
27

Well, it only took 2 hours to reach Shangri-La (or Zhongdian). the town is situated at an alititude of 3200 metres, so it feels harder to walk up hills and the like. Mark helped us find a hostel in the old town, which is very pretty, lots of old buildings ...

Visa extension time, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Visa extension time

A travel blog entry by julie_sam42

12

... our original visa (it’s normally 30 days from the day you apply) so we got a few extras days in China. Our original adventurous plan after Shangri-la had been to get a bus through the Tibetan part of Sichuan province and then slowly make our way to ...

Relax a Shangri La, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Relax a Shangri La

A travel blog entry by kokoape

2
39

... di notte ha diluviato, ma ora c' anche un po' di sole. Ci incamminiamo e scopriamo tutta la zona nuova di Shangri La che fatta da mille negozi di telefoni che Alessandro guarda uno dopo l'altro confrontando i prezzi. Un tormento! Ad un certo punto ...

Regarder CCTV, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Regarder CCTV

A travel blog entry by mleleu

... les tendances d'un pays, les publicites sur CCTV sont assez frappantes. Elles tournent autour du luxe et de la reussite materielle, nottament les publicites pour les voitures. Le reste se repartit entre les publicites touristiques tres lechees pour des ...

Shangri La, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Shangri La

A travel blog entry by vanessaanddan

15

... at the bus stop and made us get off although admittedly we didn't argue! The Monastery is definitely worth the trip to Shangri La its a working monastery complex with 600 monks there are so many different temples which you can walk around you have to ...

Shangri La....bellissima, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Shangri La....bellissima

A travel blog entry by kokoape

40

... invece ci sono i venditori di chicchi di mais per darli ai piccioni...mi ricorda qualcosa! Visitiamo il museo di Shangri-la che racconta la storia della marcia dell'armata rossa ed incredibile quello che gli uomini riescono a fare durante le guerre. ...

Un tempio meraviglioso, Shangri-La, China travel blog

Un tempio meraviglioso

A travel blog entry by kokoape

29

... di speck e formaggi vari. Ci hanno parlato della raclette di formaggio di yak che sembra ottima, vedremo se riusciamo a provarla. La giornata stata ottima. Il tempio era veramente bello, con i monaci tibetani vestiti di bordeaux, non arancione come i ...

Shangrila-la, Shangrila-la, China travel blog

Shangrila-la

A travel blog entry by helenpretious

1
15

16/09 Hel We arrive in Shangrila-la a little dejected after leaving Tibet, however arrive to find its a cute little village with an old town full of cobbled streets, wooden houses with slate rooves and red lanterns everywhere. As its still quite a high ...

Sort by Newest Best first