Shangri-La Eastern Ring Road

This classic loop is not only a stroke drawn by nature, but also a must-visit place for taking photos. You can't miss any point along the way! Keep up the pace and let's start the journey.

Being in it feels like a beautiful fairy tale. However, many Chinese tourists are unaware that there is a scenery similar to the Cotton Fortress in Turkey, right near Shangri-La, called Baishuitai. The Baishuitai scenic area on the eastern ring road of Shangri-La covers about 3 square kilometers, with more than ten spring pools connected to form a pristine "jade pool". The scenery here is beautiful, with terraces shaped like layers of new moons, resembling the silver ornaments of Naxi girls, adorned with countless silver rings, reflecting the morning and evening light, giving people a fresh and radiant feeling. It is also the birthplace of the Dongba religion of the Naxi ethnic group, where the central religious activities and ethnic performances take place. Making it a must-visit place for popular travel photography, buzzing, and short video platforms like Douyin, which is difficult to find anywhere else in the country and even in the world.

Tiger Leaping Gorge

The Tiger Leaping Gorge is still a world-famous hiking destination, and is currently the most popular attraction in Lijiang and Shangri-La. The main peak of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on the south bank is 5,596 meters above sea level, and the main peak of the Haba Snow Mountain on the north bank is 5,396 meters above sea level, with the narrowest point of the canyon only 30-60 meters wide. The Tiger Leaping Stone in the middle of the river is famous for the legend. During the dry season in spring, the entire huge stone is mostly exposed above the surface of the green river, making it very eye-catching. This huge stone lies across the river, dividing the Jinsha River into two, with the sound of the waves shaking the sky. Legend has it that a fierce tiger used this huge stone in the middle of the river to leap from the side of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to the Haba Snow Mountain, hence the name Tiger Leaping Stone, and the name of the Tiger Leaping Gorge also comes from this.

Sanba Township

The Sanba Naxi Ethnic Township is named after the three uneven dams of Dongba, Baidi, and Haba, and is the only ethnic township in the entire Shangri-La mainly inhabited by the Naxi ethnic group.

Haba snow mountain

The hiking and mountaineering activities of Mount Haba start here. It is very professional to go to the summit of Mount Haba, with its main peak at an altitude of 5396 meters, attracting numerous domestic and foreign mountaineering enthusiasts. However, Haba is not only a snow mountain that can be climbed by professional mountaineering teams. As long as you have normal physical strength, you can completely achieve anaerobic climbing, which is considered an entry-level snow mountain summit. With full equipment and adequate preparation, as long as the organization is fully prepared, anyone with good health can reach the summit.