Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery outside of Tibet.

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The "Real" Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, China

Referencing the book The Lost Horizon, the P.R.C. changed this town’s name to Shangri-La (originally called Zhongdian) in order to attract tourism. We arrived after a long, long sleeper bus ride from Kunming, the capital ...

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