The paradise of the world that has to go once in a lifetime – Shangri-La

Many of the preferred destinations for literary youth travel are in Yunnan, and Shangri-La is one of the places where there is so much to go. So what exactly is Shangri-La? It is a song that sings a beautiful place; it is a hotel that provides a place for people to rest; it is an ideal country, a symbol of the paradise of people’s hearts; it is also a real existence, is Yunnan Di Celebrate a beautiful small county.

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The famous British writer James Hilton in his novel “The Horizon of Disappearance” depicts a eternal peace and tranquility of Tibetan areas far away from the mountains of China – “shangri-la”, where there are lakes The mountains, valleys and grasslands are beautiful and beautiful, and the scenery is unparalleled. It is like a paradise.

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Surprisingly, it was discovered that Diqing’s Zhongdian was as mysterious and beautiful as the one described in the text. So the unseen paradise that once called “Zhongdian” for more than 400 years unveiled the mysterious veil to “Shangri-La”. The name is known to the world.


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In fact, the word “Shangri-La” was recorded in the Tibetan literature more than a thousand years ago, meaning “the sun and the moon in the heart.” This small county seat in the “Great Triangle” area of ​​Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet in the northwestern part of Yunnan Province is a pearl of the national “Three Parallel Rivers” scenic spots.


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“One bridge, one Taiwan, two lakes, one mountain” is the place where Shangri-La must go. “One Bridge” is “Tiansheng Bridge”. It can be known from the name of the bridge. This is a natural bridge. The bridge is more than 60 meters high, 10 meters wide and 200 meters long. The bridge surface is flat and straight, which is similar to artificial creation. The Dugang River passes under the bridge. On both sides of the bridge is a cliff, next to the cliff is a hot spring, the water temperature is 70 °C. Because there is a legend about the Buddhist monk’s master of lotus buddhism here, every year before and after the Tibetan New Year, the Tibetan people in the nearby villages will come here to participate in the annual bathing meeting. This is the “bathing pool meeting”, also called “Bathing Festival.” The traditional bathhouse will last for seven days and will be spent every day in the form of a bath.

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“One Taiwan” is Baishuitai, located in Baidi Village, Sanba Township, southeast of Shangri-La County, at an altitude of 2,380 meters. There is spring water in the place where Baishuitai is located. The spring water containing calcium bicarbonate slowly flows down, the water evaporates, and the carbonate gradually precipitates. Over the years, it forms a platform with an area of ​​about 3 square kilometers. Baishuitai is like a terraced terrace, and it is called “Xianren’s legacy”. According to legend, the first Saint Zudin Bashro of the Naxi Dongba taught back from Tibet to study the Buddhist scriptures. The Baishuitai was attracted by its beauty and left to set up an altar to teach, so it is the sacred place of the Naxi Dongba. Every year on the eighth day of the second lunar month, the local Tibetan, Naxi, Yi, Bai, and Qiang nationalities must go to Baishuitai for sacrifice activities to entertain and worship the gods. The ethnic customs are very rich.

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“Two Lakes” refers to Bitahai and Napahai. The Tibetan name of Bitahai is “Bitta De wrong”, “Bita” means cow blanket, “De” is magic, “Bad” is sea, meaning “The magic sea like a cow blanket.” The snow-capped streams merge into the Bita Sea. The Bita Sea is surrounded by mountains, the trees are green, the snow peaks are continuous, the lake is blue, and the snow-capped trees are reflected in the lake. There are islands in the lake, and there are trees such as spruce, alpine pine, alpine oak, and white birch.

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Known as the “Pearl of the Plateau”, Bita Haisu is the highest lake in Yunnan Province with an elevation of 3,539 meters. Because there is no pollution, the fish stocks in the Bita Sea are relatively well preserved. One of the fish has three lips – this is the “Bita Heavy Lip Fish” named by Chinese biologists. Bita is a species left over from the Quaternary glacial period and has a history of 2.5 million years.

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During the season of rhododendron blossoming in May, the petals of rhododendrons on the shores of the Bita Sea fell in the water, attracting fish. After the fish swallowed the petals, they drunk and floated on the surface of the water. The drunk fish and the cuckoo formed the lake. Peculiar landscape. It is said that the old bears in the forest will also eat moonlight to eat the intoxicated fish. The famous writer Feng Mu once described this scene. From then on, the landscape of the “Tucker Drunk Fish” in Bitahai was famous.

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The Napa Sea is a seasonal natural lake that consists of a series of freshwater ponds and marshes that supply water to eight small rivers in the surrounding mountains. The Napa Sea is the largest grassland in Shangri-La County and one of the most scenic spots in the plateau.

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Autumn and winter are coming, the grasslands around Napa Sea are golden, the mountains are like mountains, the snow peaks are reflected in the lakes, yellow ducks, bar-headed geese, white-necked pheasants and national-level protected animals, black-necked cranes gather here, in the grass. Playful and roaming in the middle and the water, so that the vast empty grassland has a poetic painting.

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Capturing the black-necked crane is the reason why many people come to Napahai. This world’s rare and rare cranes are only distributed on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The Napa seaweed is abundant and can provide the food of the black-necked crane. Fish, plant roots, water plants and alfalfa, and few people have destroyed the environment, the climate is suitable for black-necked cranes, so it has become an ideal habitat.

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The American Crane Foundation has raised 14 of the 15 existing crane species in the world, and only lacks black-necked cranes. There are about 1,000 black-necked cranes in the world, and according to a survey by American experts on January 24, 1989, there were 76 black-necked cranes that wintered in Napa. Ten years later, the black-necked cranes classified as endangered by the United Nations have increased to 150 in Napa. If you are fortunate enough to see the black-necked cranes, be sure to quietly and not disturb their lives.

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“One mountain” refers to Haba Snow Mountain, “Haba” is Naxi language, meaning the flower of gold. Haba Snow Mountain and Yulong Mountain are across the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The highest peak is 5396 meters above sea level, while the lowest river surface is only 1550 meters above sea level. The upper part of the mountain is relatively flat, and the lower part is steep and steep. It is steep and majestic and beautiful. From November to February of the following year, it is suitable for climbing Haba Snow Mountain. However, due to the monsoon, the winds are large in January and February, often reaching 8 or above. The climbing process will be more dangerous. The winds are smaller in November and December. The best season.

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There are many kinds of plants in the Haba Snow Mountain Nature Reserve. There are valuable herbs such as Cordyceps, Fritillaria, Zhuzishen, Tianma, and Xuelian. Orchids, lilies, primula, gentian, wild peony and other famous flowers can be seen everywhere. In the thick virgin forest, you can indulge in protected animals such as golden monkeys, wild donkeys, snow leopards, macaques, red pandas, leopards, lynxes, and horses. If you are lucky, you may be able to have a beautiful encounter with these elves.

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Shangri-La is a sacred and peaceful land. The tranquil lakes and beautiful grasslands are just a glimmer of light. Only when you come to this beautiful sun and moon city, will you truly understand what is a paradise.


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