Shangri-la

Shangri-la, previously known as Zhongdian, is home to remote temples, rugged scenery and the start of the Tibetan world. Legend has it that it is one of the territories that the Tibetan king gave to one of his sons. In modern days, the town was declared as Shangri-la, the fictional location in British writer James Hilton’s novel The Lost Horizon.
香格里拉县原名中甸,藏语译为“建塘”,相传与“巴塘”、“理塘”一样是藏王分封给三个儿子的领地。雪山、湖泊、草甸、寺庙是香格里拉标志性的美景,而英国作家詹姆斯写的小说《消失的地平线》里所描绘的世外桃源香格里拉,同样也有雪山、峡谷、草原、湖泊和寺庙,还有净如明镜的天空,纯洁好客的人们。这也是香格里拉得名的来源。