Friday, June 26, 2009

Shangri La (13.06.09)

One of the last cities toward the Tibetan world is Shangri La. It is said that the city is an actual tibetan city, even though is not in Tibet, but in the Yunnan Province. City is located at 3200 m altitude. Sky seems closer. The old town is made of wooden building. I do not know if is a chinese style or tibetan style. On a Saturday evening I saw traditional dancing in the central square. There is a tibetan temple on the hill, at the edge of the old town, and next to it there is a rotating golden tower with religious symbols on it.
Few kilometers north of the city there is the biggest tibetan monastery outside of the Tibet (Songzanli). The scenery around is breathtaking.

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