Shangri-La is located at point where Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan all meet. The county is worth to visit for the area's Tibetan heritage and gorgeous countryside in near isolation, with lofty and continuous snowy mountains, endless grasslands, steep and grand gorges, azure lakes and the bucolic villages.
There's no railway leading to Shangri-La, so travelers will begin the journey from Kunming, to Lijiang then take the long-distance bus to get there. On the way between Lijiang and Shangri-La (170 km, about 4 hours’ drive), the tiger leaping gorge can be seen. There are direct flights from Kunming, Lhasa and Chongqing.