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The Culture in Shangri-La

The Culture in Shangri-La

An Ideal World and the Kingdom of Freedom

Along with Tibetan yurts, the Naxi wooden houses and the Han houses with round bases and ogival roofs, Shangri-La is dazzlingly brilliant in the bright sunlight. People of different ethnic groups happily habitat this peaceful land. Many years have passed and they’ve still kept their lifestyles like their ancestors. However, the difference between them is no estrangement. When the Tibetan Horse Racing Festival comes, the Naxi people play their musical instrument and the Yi people perform their dances to cheer the warriors up.

In Shangri-La, various religions are in a perfect harmony with one another. In this wonderful land, the four once flourished religions, namely Islam, Christianity, Chinese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism prevailed together without interference. At night, the chanting notes from the Sontzen Temple resound across the heaven.

The Strong Tibetan Local Lifestyle and People in the Kangba Region

Diqing, the only autonomous prefecture in Yunnan, is a place where yurts on meadows can be seen everywhere. You’ll be allured by the aroma of the buttered tea and barley wine once you step into a local Tibetan house.

The Tibetan Horse Racing Festival in Diqing is considered a gathering for heroes. The hissing horses, the babel of voices and excellent racers from around the Kangba region all contribute to the lively scene of the festival.

Recommended Reading Materials

You are recommended to read Lost Horizon which was written by James Hilton, an English American. It was published in 1933 and later adapted to a Hollywood movie, which made Shangri-La and Meili Snow Mountain famous worldwide.