Chicken at Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan province, located in Shangri-La city, China. <br />Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains.<br />In 2001, Zhongdian County in northwestern Yunnan province of China, officially renamed itself Shangri-La County. It is an area mainly populated by Tibetan people and the city called now Shangri-La is a popular tourist destination.

Chicken at Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan province, located in Shangri-La city, China.
Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains.
In 2001, Zhongdian County in northwestern Yunnan province of China, officially renamed itself Shangri-La County. It is an area mainly populated by Tibetan people and the city called now Shangri-La is a popular tourist destination.