means "ideal heaven" in Tibetan. Tibetan language documents had recorded this word more than a thousand years ago. Shangri-la became famous after the novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton(1900–1954)published in 1933.
In Tibetan, Shangri- La means a place of good fortune and luck. Located in the midst of three rivers; the torrential Jinsha, Langcang and Nujiang, Shangri-La is a sacred scenic region with distinguishing features.
In this peaceful land, a quiet lake, sacred temple, the simplicity of the Kamba, the azure sky, the breathtaking beauty and the hospitality of unsophisticated people who welcome weary travelers to their homeland, all such people dream of the Garden of Eden - Shangri-La.