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7 Days Tour to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la in Yunnan Province

7 Days Tour to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la in Yunnan Province
Tour Code: CN-YNN01
Price from:(per people)
CNY 1000 p/p
Duration:
7day
Departure Date:
You Decide!
Departure/Pick-up:
Kunming
Traffic:
Car
Main Destination:
Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la
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Itinerary Features

Why we suggest this tour itinerary?

Shangri-la, synonymous with the earthly paradise and mythical Himalayan utopia, always evokes the imagery of blue moon, pyramid like white snow mountains and almost immortal people. We  specially designed this itinerary to tour in this breathtaking area and some other enchanting places in Yunnan Province - the "Spring City" of Kunming, Dali - the ancient capital of the Bai ethnic minority kingdom, Lijiang -the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas - Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the most magnificent canyons in the world. 

 

Tourists can enjoy spectacular scenery, folk arts of the ethnic minority people, and cultural relics, explore indulge yourselves in Shangri-la, a mystical paradise lost in the deep mountains. You might view how people there live stresslessly and in moderation. And You might find a peace of mind in the harmonious wonderland of Shangri-La with snow-capped mountains, lakes, trees and water. It is the trip of life, where the souls be purified.

 

Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary: 

Kunming:

Stone Forest 

 

Dali: 

Erhai Lake, Three Pagado Temple, Dali Old Town 

 

Lijiang:

Ancient Baisha Town (Baisha Fresco), Ancient Lijiang Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountains, ancient Shuhe Town and Black Dragon Pool

 

Tiger Leaping Gorge (the heart of Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas)

 

Zhongdian (Shangri-la):

Ancient Dukezong Town, Sumjtseling Monastery, Pudacuo National Park 

 

Experience in the Itinerary:

* Walking in the most famous karst landform in China - Stone Forest.

* Uncover the exotic landscapes and experience the unique culture and minority folk custom.

* To know how people there live stresslessly and in moderation. Try to find the peace of mind in the harmonious wonderland of Shangri-La.

* Explore the Tiger Leaping Gorge - Yangtze River roaring under steep 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) cliffs. 

 

More info about Shangri-la:

Zhongdian in the western Yunnan Province was named officially Shangri-La in 2001. Shangri-La is a name that has worked its way into the English language. Synonymous with utopia, the word was first used in 1933, coined by the British author James Hilton in his novel Lost Horizon. Characterized by towering snow-capped mountains, blue moon, lush forests, vast gorges, idyllic lakes, mysterious monastery and immortal people. Shangri-La is described by Hilton as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery. It has become synonymous with any earthly paradise, and particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia – a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. In the novel Lost Horizon, the people who live at Shangri-La are almost immortal, living years beyond the normal lifespan and only very slowly aging in appearance. The word also evokes the imagery of exoticism of the Orient, arouses a certain curiosity and mystery whenever it is heard.

 

In the ancient Tibetan scriptures, existence of seven such places is mentioned as Nghe-Beyul Khembalung. Khembalung is one of several beyuls ("hidden lands" similar to Shangri-La) believed to have been created by Padmasambhava in the 9th century as idyllic, sacred places of refuge for Buddhists during times of strife.

 

The word Shangri-La is also thought the same as Shambhala, a mythical kingdom in Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

 

More about Shangri-la at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangri-La 

More about Lost Horizon at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Horizon

 

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas:

Consisting of eight geographical clusters of protected areas within the boundaries of the Three Parallel Rivers National Park, in the mountainous north-west of Yunnan Province, the 1.7 million hectare site features sections of the upper reaches of three of the great rivers of Asia: the Yangtze (Jinsha), Mekong and Salween run roughly parallel, north to south, through steep gorges which, in places, are 3,000 m deep and are bordered by glaciated peaks more than 6,000 m high. The site is an epicentre of Chinese biodiversity. It is also one of the richest temperate regions of the world in terms of biodiversity. - by UNESCO website. 

More about Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas at Wikipedia:                               http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Parallel_Rivers_of_Yunnan_Protected_Areas 

More about Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas at UNESCO website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1083