Shangri-La


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August 26th 2018
Published: August 27th 2018
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Shangri La I begin this great journey from the town of Zhongdian, also known as "Shangri La", even though the name sounds evocative, the town, nowadays, has lost its magical ambiance that it used to have a long time ago. This is my second experience in the Tibetan world, after the "Labrang monastery" in Xiahe, Gansu province. Zhongdian is a good place to hang around for some day... Read Full Entry



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27th August 2018

You certainly have avoided tourist off the beaten path...
and you were quite brave to get smuggled into areas where foreigners are banned as you could easily have been spotted by the police.
30th August 2018

You certainly have avoided tourist off the beaten path...
Hello, you said it, quite brave!!!
30th August 2018

I will be passing through Rimini, you early childhood home, in two weeks...
Oh, very nice to hear, it is a long time I do not get back there, you will certainly like it, it is a pretty town.. I would recommend you, if stopping in Rimini, to visit the art gallery of a great Italian photographer from Rimini. The name is Marco Pesaresi, he was a great photographer, the gallery should be in the city center but I do not remember well but you can ask to some visitor center about it. Have a nice time in Rimini, take care. Bye
27th August 2018

I will be passing through Rimini, you early childhood home, in two weeks...
on my way to San Marino.
27th August 2018
Beautiful view of Seda' red houses

Seda
What an adventure Marcos. I hear the road from Yunnan into Sichuan can be particularly scary due to the altitude and precipitous roads. But what treasures you have found. WOW!
30th August 2018
Beautiful view of Seda' red houses

Seda
Hey Dave, that is just right, Seda was a treasure!!!!
27th August 2018
Xiangcheng

Xiangcheng
Beautiful
30th August 2018
Xiangcheng

Xiangcheng
Beautiful as all the places up there...
27th August 2018

Shangri-La
I was in Zhongdian in early 2003. The snow was so heavy that I didn't risk going to the rug shop in case I couldn't get back! We headed into the massive monastery on the hill then into the mountains where we mixed with Tibetans and Yi peoples. In those days it truly was remote and the airport had just been built so it was before it was converted into a tourist mecca and 10 years before the fire. In those days it was akin to Heaven.
30th August 2018

Shangri-La
Well Dave, I wished I was there in 2003, now it is just a touristic town but the prayer flags........
28th August 2018
Young monk in Litang

What an adventure!
I really enjoyed this blog Marcos. And so many interesting photos of the beautiful people, landscapes and temples! You really are having some amazing adventures this summer :)
30th August 2018
Young monk in Litang

What an adventure!
Hello, yes you said that, Amazing adventures, truly magical, I love southwest China... Thanks so much byebye
1st September 2018

Terrific Blog!
Stay safe, pretty risky going to some of those locations. A good story to tell now.
1st September 2018

Terrif Blog!
Hey, yes you said that, pretty risky, but absolutely worth of it, unforgettable experience... Thanks for you comment, really appreciate!!! Bye bye

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