Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is situated in the northwest of Yunnan Province, bordered on the northeast by Sichuan Province, and on the northwest by the Tibet Autonomous Region. Diqing is a glorious place, with dense forests, alpine lakes, grasslands, and gorges distributed among the meadows and plains. Among the lakes, Bitahai, Napahai, Hehai and Shouduhai are the most beautiful. Jinsha Tiger Leaping Gorge and Lianchajiang Gorge are the most famous. Every spring, fields of flowers blanket this region.

Highlights of Diqing

  • Classic Must-see Highlights: Meili Snow Mountain, Garden Songtsam Monastery, Bita Lake, Shudu Lake, Dukezong Ancient Town, etc.
  • Ideal Place for Adventure Tour: Diqing is an ideal destination for whom love climbing and hiking. As for hiking, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Yubeng Village may be tourists’ best choice. And Climbing Haba Snow Mountain is also recommended.
  • Mysterious Tibetan Culture: It’s not easy for foreign tourists to travle to Tibet. However, traveling to Diqing also gives you a precious chance to touch mysterious Tibetan culture and experience Tibetan lifestyle.

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Situated in the northwest of Yunnan Province, the heart of the Hengduan Mountains with an average altitude of 3380 meters, and it features the typical plateau climate with vast grassland and Intense ultraviolet. Tibetans make up almost thirty-four percent of the city's population. Traditional Tibetan celebrations and festivals, such as the horse racing festival and the Gedong (Lattice Winter) Festival, are certain to be the highlights. James Hilton wrote in The Lost Horizon about Shangri-la, a fascinating land out [...]

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Diqing Tours

Deqin Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is located in the northwest of Yunnan Province, right on the south-eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and at the centre of the Hengduan mountain range. The Deqin Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture covers a total area of 23,870 km2. It includes Zhongdian, Deqin, Weixi, and some Lisu Minority Autonomous Counties. Deqin lies in the upper reaches of the Yangtze and Mekong Rivers. There is much to see or to do in Deqin (Diqin). Most noteworthy is Shangri-La, which [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Diqing , China Climate & When to Go

Enjoying a typical plateau climate, it may snow in October, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous prefecture is encompassed by the Hengduan Mountains, and the terrain varies greatly, so the temperature difference of a day is great, too. Sometimes visitors can even experience all the four seasons in one day. July to September is the rainy season. The best time to visit is March to August. During this period, the weather is favorable and the wild flowers are in bloom here and there. [...]

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Transportation, Diqing , China Transportation

Without a railway line with only a small regional airport within its boundaries, Shangri-La mainly relies on its roads as the main means of transportation. The Yunnan - Tibet Road, Sichuan - Tibet Road and Xikang - Tibet Road all pass through there, which really brings more convenience to the local land traffic.The gorvernment is going to build the railway from Lijiang to Shangri La. The railway will be finished from Dali to Lijiang in June 2009. Getting There By [...]

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Festivals and Activities

If you can, visit the prefecture during festivals such as the Tibetan Horse Racing Festival. It simply pays homage to a very old tradition—that is, riding horses to move from one place to another. As its name suggests, horses from the three counties compete against one another in several categories such as speed. The rest watch in the sidelines. This is also a great time for the family to bond by eating at the outdoors. In the autonomous county of Weixi [...]

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Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit Diqing shangrila travel Shangri-La Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is a picturesque place suitable for travel all year round. Visitors can find different beautiful scenery in different seasons. The best time to visit Diqing is from May to July and from September to October. May and June is the time to see sea of azaleas, yaks, and mountain meadow under vast blue sky. July is the best time to visit [...]

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Useful Maps

Situated in the northwest of Yunnan Province, the heart of the Hengduan Mountains, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture lies at the juncture of Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet, and is the hinterland of the Three Parallel Rivers of the Yunnan Protected Area. It provides the only pass from Yunnan to Tibet. Even you have never been to Diqing, you can get a clear idea about Diqing from the map of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the map of Diqing highlights and the tour [...]

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Diqing Accommodation

A good rest play a significant part in a trip, so choosing a favored lodging place in Diqing should be taken into account. Have no idea about the hotels, Don't worry, Yunnan Adventure Travel selects some recommendatory hotels with Good availability and great rates for your stay. You can choose a hotel with the style of Zang nationalities like Shangri-La Geyuan Shangju Vacation Hotel in the tourism area and is convenient to enjoy the beauty of plateau. Shangri-La [...]

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