Zhongdian, high in the borderlands between Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet, is the last major town before the Himalayas.
Recently renamed Shangri-La in a bid to stimulate tourism, it is one of the newest ‘old towns' in China to have been created and is undeniably appealing.
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Located in China’s south-western corner, Yunnan means ’South of the Clouds’ and in fact most of the province is located on lofty heights, over 2000 metres above sea level.
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