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Address: Zhongxin Town, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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07:00 - 22:30
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Wonderful people!!!

The church overlooks the town, up quite a number of stairs. It was beautiful just to sit a watch people turning the prayer wheel. I was in Zhongdian in 2009, I have only just... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2015
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Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Most of what was at least kind of old burned down and they are getting close to having it rebuilt to look old, like most every "old town" in China. If you haven't been to one it will be cool otherwise best to spend your time on sites outside of town or move on to TLG or western Sichuan.

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Reviewed 13 May 2015

The church overlooks the town, up quite a number of stairs. It was beautiful just to sit a watch people turning the prayer wheel. I was in Zhongdian in 2009, I have only just learned that a devastating fire has razed one third of the old town. Such a lovely community of people, we happened on the square one evening... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 May 2015

After a little walk in the old city of Shangri-La, with a lot of construction areas because of the fire in January 2014, we took the steps up to the temple. The temple itself is very impressing and you also a very good view over the old and new part of the city an the surrounding mountains. Go there it's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

We were warned off visiting Shangri La because there is 'not much left to see'. Quite the opposite. It's a fascinating city and this town church site is very charming.

4 Thank NomadicBoys
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Almost 70% of the old city has burned in last January. But so much remains to be seen, both inside the city and in the neighbourhood, that it is still a must stop in this part of the yunnan.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

After climbing to the top of the hill the temple is nice and its a must to take a turn on the giant prayer wheel.

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