Monthly Archives: September 2009

SHANGRI LA AND TIGER LEAPING GORGE

I’m in Zhongdian, better known as Shangri-La. There

are actually something like five Shangri-La’s throughout Tibet and

China, and it is a complete misuse of the term (it really means

something closer to nirvana, not a physical city). However, about a

decade ago the Chinese government changed the name to encourage

tourism. Continue reading

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