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Getting There & Away

For Shangri-la, five daily buses leave from Déqīn's small bus station on the main street (¥58, four hours, 8.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm and 4pm). There are also daily buses to Lìjiāng (¥114, eight hours, 7.30am), Kūnmíng (¥258, 16 hours, 1pm) and Xiàguān (¥148, 12 hours, 3pm).

A shared van from Fēilái Sì to Xīdāng will cost ¥20 per person or ¥180 for the whole van. You could also hike all the way from Fēilái Sì using local roads and paths. Another possibility is the bus from Déqīn to Xīdāng (¥20, 8.30am and 3pm), which stops in Fēilái Sì.