The Dragon: Close-up on Shangri-La
Travel to the heart of one of the most exotic parts of China, the Yunnan Province. Start out touring the city of Dali, squeezed between the Changshan mountain range and the picturesque Erhai Lake. Visit the temples on the lake's shore and the islands in the middle of the lake with its ethnic villages. Continue with a trip to the Taoist temples from the nearby mountain slopes and to villages inhabited by the local Bai population.
Journey to the remarkably picturesque Lijiang, the center of the matriarchal Naxi minority that also preserve the shamanistic Dongha tradition, a place that is being promoted by the Chinese as the location of the mythical Shangri-La.