Emerald Pagoda Lake
Also known as Pǔdácuò (普达错), a Mandarinised-version of its Tibetan name, Emerald Pagoda lake is 25km east of Shangri-la. The bus to...
Ganden Sumtseling Gompa
About an hour’s walk north of town is this 300-year-old Tibetan monastery complex with around 600 monks. Extensive rebuilding has robbed...
Named after a legendary French explorer, this French-run outfit specialises in tours along the former routes of the Tea Horse Road.
It has been around a while in various guises, but Noah's remains a sound spot for their all-day breakfast (from ¥35) and is popular with...
3/F, Bldg D8, Tancheng Wangjiao; 坛城旺角D8栋03号 · interesting places nearby
Re-located since the 2014 fire, The Raven remains the best bar in town (and in northwest Yúnnán) with a huge range of beers and spirits. There's a big bar counter to sit around, sofas to sink into, New York–style pizzas (from ¥45), a pool table and decent sounds. It's a ten minute walk from the old town, perched over a mini-lake. Look for the raven sign.