Aug. 29, 2017 -- Shangri-la is known for its majestic glaciers, golden monasteries, and serene lakes, which constantly attracts tons of tourists. To better present the stunning beauty of Shangri-La to the world, a Tibetan-style tourism township is to be built in Deqen,southwest China’s Yunan Province.
The township will take up 860 mu (142 acres) in space, and designed as the shape of the lotus flower, which is sacred in Tibetan Buddhism. With a square at the center consisted by eight different functional areas, the township will combine travel, leisure, shopping, and entertainment together when finished. The village’s overall planning is based on the sacred lotus flower in Tibetan Buddhism, designed as an 8-petaled shape.