Travel Blogs from Zhongdian, China

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Tiger leaping gorge, Tuguancun, China travel blog

Tiger leaping gorge

A travel blog entry by michielnienke

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Tiger leaping ...

MeiLi Glacier and Zhongdian (Shangri La), Zhongdian, China travel blog

MeiLi Glacier and Zhongdian (Shangri La)

A travel blog entry by yamahuh

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... I apologize for the lack of words but I hope that my pictures will suffice in their place. I can actually say I've been to Shangri La, unfortunately it's not what you might expect. There are much more beautiful places in Yunnan province than ...

Par dela les nuages, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Par dela les nuages

A travel blog entry by mathieu.parceva

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La vie est faite de rencontres... Nous venons de passer 2 jours a Sangri La, a 3300m d'altitude aux frontieres du Tibet. Effectivement la route entre les gog\rges et SangriLa etait epoustoufflante, passant des cols, traversant d'arides vallées dans ...

The traveller's dilemma, Tiger Leaping Gorge, China travel blog

The traveller's dilemma

A travel blog entry by nyukwha

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shangri la, Zhongdian, China travel blog

shangri la

A travel blog entry by reveu

en route vers shangri la petit village pas très loin de la frontière tibétaine. Sympa même s'il y a pas mal de touristes. On a loué un 4x4 pour 3 jours pour monter vers le mont ...

Tiger leaping gorge, Xiaozhongdian, China travel blog

Tiger leaping gorge

A travel blog entry by bjergaard

not finished, notes: took van from lijiang.  went with 2 dutch guys, 2 isreali girls, and 1 spaniard.  Great time hiking with all of them.  3 days in the hike two nights.  sky ladder down to the bottom.  refused to pay the guys ...

Tiger leaping gourge, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Tiger leaping gourge

A travel blog entry by conorsheedy

Tiger leaping gourge Zhongdian or sangrila... So arriving in Zhongdian marks the return to the more heavily traveled tourist trail. The town is alot bigger than those of the last few days. There is a new part on one side and when you enter the old ...

Bai Shui Tai, Bai Shui Tai, China travel blog

Bai Shui Tai

A travel blog entry by reneelouise

... as they showed us the ingredients they could cook for us with. The kitchen was filthy with a wet concrete floor. No surprise for China… We were ushered into a dimly lit room next door filled with round tables, and it wasn’t long before we ...

The road to Shangrila, Zhongdian, China travel blog

The road to Shangrila

A travel blog entry by heathermatthews

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Joel's third chance to become an orphan. Finally we leave Litang and board a real bus.  After some chaos we get a seat each.  The bus is dangerously overloaded but we have real seats for the 12 hour trip.  We are very comfortable, I am ...

Lijiang - Zhongdian, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Lijiang - Zhongdian

A travel blog entry by wephenn

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... Gorge (Hutiao Xia) It is on the Jinsha River of the upper reaches of the Yangtze) is located 105 kilometers south of Zhongdian County. The gorge is 17 kilometers long with a drop of 213 meters.  The gorge is divided into three sections: Upper, ...

Holy Crap! I'm In Freakin' TIBET!, Zhongdian, Lhasa, China travel blog

Holy Crap! I'm In Freakin' TIBET!

A travel blog entry by dennyb24

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... around the dying coals we all slouched off to our great big fluffy Yunnan duvets and passed out. Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Zhongdian On our 2nd day in Zhongdian Mary gave Angela her first acupuncture treatment (it's funny, I've never met ...

Long Ride on a Shortbus, Zhongdian (Shangri-La), China travel blog

Long Ride on a Shortbus

A travel blog entry by michaelandre

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... renamed after Jame Hilton's fictional paradise by the Chinese government to increase tourism to the area.  The town was called Zhongdian (Chinese) or Gyalthan (Tibetan) previously.  The town is on the Tibetan Plateau and was part of Tibet until ...

En Route, Zhongdian, China travel blog

En Route

A travel blog entry by 8spike

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... seemed to be more well paved going out than it had going in and the journey took about 7.5 hours, arriving just outside Zhongdian by about 5:30. Despite an agonizing traffic jam at the one-lane construction zone reentering Zhongdian, we still made it ...

Cycling around Lijiang, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Cycling around Lijiang

A travel blog entry by 2porkbuns

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Enjoyed a good breakfast at Bruce's Chalet with a couple traveling China all the way from Albany Australia of all places! The lady owned, or used to own a shop there and she knows Angela and has even met Rhys... We were very jealous :-) after exchanging ...

Zhongdien, Zhongdien, China travel blog

Zhongdien

A travel blog entry by yftahp

The last Tibetian stronghold on the way down south with a bit more touristy flaver into ...

From Tibet.........kind of, Zhongdian, China travel blog

From Tibet.........kind of

A travel blog entry by adammeyer495

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Hello from Zhongdian, Sorry I haven't written in a while. I've been working on this project. This travel blog is what my buddies Mike and Vinny use to keep in touch with their friends and family. After seeing it, I began transfering all of my emails ...

Yak meat, moon pies and Becky., Zhongdian, China travel blog

Yak meat, moon pies and Becky.

A travel blog entry by raisongal

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Trekking around Shangri-La!, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Trekking around Shangri-La!

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14

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The Banyan Tree Ringha is a fun and unique place to stay.  In addition to the beautifully restored, authentic Tibetan homes that enjoy as our room, we are right in the midst of a working village.  We awoke this morning to find some sheep in our ...

Les plus grandes gorges de chine, Tiger Leaping Gorge, China travel blog

Les plus grandes gorges de chine

A travel blog entry by soulraziel

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ben ca vaut le de tour , dans le debut de la chaine hymalienne , des montagnes enneigées de plus de 5200 m d altitude ... avec une riviere , enfin plutot un gros torrent , qui passe entre les montagnes ... un debit de ouf , ca donne pas envie de tombé ...

Tiger Leaping Gorge to Tibet!!!, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Tiger Leaping Gorge to Tibet!!!

A travel blog entry by pascalp

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... than a month ago I was bitching about how hot it was and that I am now huddled up in my new fake North Face attire (God Bless China and their fake stuff). So I did the Tiger Leaping Gorge with two Canadians and a Swedish girl that I met at Mama Naxi's ...

Stranded on the Mountaintop, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Stranded on the Mountaintop

A travel blog entry by dee4diesel

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... bend, was too much for Rog, he thought he was gonna die.       The whole trip from Daocheng to Zhongdian took 14 hours, an incredibly windy road with sheer drops of 1000's of metres and if you could ignore the dread of going over ...

The closed door to Tibet, Zhongdian, China travel blog

The closed door to Tibet

A travel blog entry by aljalja

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China, Zhongdian, China travel blog

China

A travel blog entry by arcticnite

Shangri ...

TIGER LEAPING GORGE & SHANGRI-LA, Tiger Leaping Gorge, China travel blog

TIGER LEAPING GORGE & SHANGRI-LA

A travel blog entry by beara2beijing

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... Argentina, an Italian an two American ladies, one speaking fluent Chinese. Following two years study in the US and a period in China, working in conflict resolution, she can read very well but is only very average in her speech -she claims but she ...

Shangrila, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Shangrila

A travel blog entry by markandali

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We flew from Lhasa to Shangri-La. The Lhasa airport is hilarious. Security is a bit questionable and certainly a lot easier than our friend Heathrow airport. Shangri-la is nestled between some immense snow cover peaks, and if time was on our side we ...

Back to Zhongdian, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Back to Zhongdian

A travel blog entry by ruudbatta

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Shos and me traveling to Zhongdian (where we met 15 months - 1 day ...

Shangri-La...Not Quite!!, Zhongdian, China travel blog

Shangri-La...Not Quite!!

A travel blog entry by timshazz

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... architecture and the local villages were significantly more rustic than those we had seen so far. When we landed in Shangri La, AKA Zhongdian, we quickly found a cab with a reasonable price to take us to the old town and within the hour were at our ...

ZhongDian (alias Shangrila), ZhongDian, China travel blog

ZhongDian (alias Shangrila)

A travel blog entry by mcpaul

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After Lost Horizon, ZhongDian, according to the Chinese, should be Shangrila, the city of ethernal ...

Tiger Leaping Gorge, Walnut Grove, China travel blog

Tiger Leaping Gorge

A travel blog entry by ecoodysseys

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... Peaceful, traditional Naxi tribe's house / Hot shower, Clean toilet / Han Chian, Naxi food or Western food. » The trip to Zhongdian : Minibus / SSSS / L & R / Y15 / 2.5 hours Plenty of buses ply the road up to around 17pm. You wave at them when they ...

On a Clear Day You Can See Lhasa, Shangri-La (Zhongdian), China travel blog

On a Clear Day You Can See Lhasa

A travel blog entry by michaelandre

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What a day!!!!   Today will go down as one of the best vacation days ever. We visited the Songzanlin Monastary and Shangri-La old town.  We were supposed to travel to the national park but the weather was so good that our guide, Pelchin, took ...

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