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Songzanlin Monastery  

Songzanlin Monastery

Tibetan Buddhist monestary in Zhondian
China Postcard 5 - Follow the Yangzi Home

August 9th 2005
Let's Call it Shangri-La I was confused. I had bought an airline ticket from Lhasa to a city called Zhongdian but as I stepped off the plane onto the rainy tarmac, the sign over the terminal building clearly read Shangri-La. Well it seems that the Chinese government has decreed that Zhongdian is the real-life paradise that inspired the famous novel. It is no problem at all that there is ... read more
Asia » China » Yunnan

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
26th August 2010

Good thank u

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