Shangri-La

Shangri-La

In China, the poet Tao Yuanming of the Jin Dynasty (265–420) described a kind of Shangri-La in his work The Tale of the Peach Blossom Spring. The story goes that there was a fisherman from Wuling, who came across a beautiful peach grove, and he discovered happy and content people who lived completely cut off from the troubles in the outside world since the Qin Dynasty (221–207 BCE).
In modern China, Zhongdian county was renamed Shangri-La in Chinese in 2001, to attract tourists. The legendary Kun Lun Mountains offer another possible place for the Shangri-La valleys.

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