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1-Day Shangri-La Monastery and Lake Tour

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What to Expect
After breakfast, your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Dukezong Ancient town and take you to Songzanlin Monastery, also called ‘Little Potala Palace’ as this 17th century monastery is modeled after the Potala Palace in Lhasa. It is the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan with over 700 monks actively practicing Tibetan Buddhism. Afterwards we will visit a local Tibetan family to experience the real Tibetan life and hospitality.

After lunch, you will take a look at Baiji Temple, which literally means “hundred chickens temple” in Chinese and is very close to Dukezong Ancient Town. From this temple you can enjoy a wonderful birds-eye view of the city and see many, many chickens. The chickens are really incredible indeed and if you want to know their story and why they crossed the road to live in a monastery, you will have to go there to find the answer. After this temple visit, you will go to Napa Lake, a beautiful highland meadow full of yaks, horses and more birds. The meadow looks different every season: in summer wild flowers turn it into a colorful carpet, in winter the meadows turn into fields of gold, and in the spring green land stretches to the skyline. At the end of the day you will head back to Dukezong ancient town, where this tour will end. We wish you a great trip to wherever you are off to next!
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your hotel in Dukezong Ancient town
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Dukezong ancient town
  • Private transportation and transfers, including pick-up and drop-off, with skilled driver
  • 2 bottles of local drinking water per person per day
  • Experienced private English-speaking tour guides
  • Supplement for the tour guide (meals)
  • 24/7 English-speaking customer services
  • Government taxes
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Shopping
  • Chinese visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Tourist bus / minibus transportation between airport / train station
  • Personal Travel Accident Insurance.
  • Tips for drivers and guides, highly appreciated but not requested
  • Things not mentioned in this itinerary
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Key Details
  • Wonders Of Yunnan Travel
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian
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