Text / Uncle Che (ID: carstrip) who drives around the world
If you think 318 is beautiful enough
Then you should take the Grand Shangri-La-Rock Ring Road
If you think B-Chacha is exciting enough
Then you should take the Grand Shangri-La-Rocke Loop
Someone asked Uncle Che, besides Bingchacha, is there any recommendation for off-road driving?
Uncle Che wants to strongly Amway, the “pilgrimage road” in the hearts of off-road enthusiasts, it will definitely satisfy your unruly dreams!
This road hides the most beautiful place in China selected by CNN, and the most beautiful place in China in the eyes of “Chinese Geographic Magazine”.
Joseph Locke, an American explorer who has traveled through countless famous mountains and rivers, expressed his emotion after visiting this route:
“I would rather die in this beautiful mountain than in a cold hospital bed.”
It is known as the “world-class crossing route” ——
Grand Shangri-La – Rock Loop!
This world-class five-star line has pristine scenery, rich experience, beautiful seasons, and safety along the way.
Driving all the way and seeing all the way, this loop is simply amazing!
It covers almost all natural landscapes except deserts : mountains, lakes, snow-capped mountains, grasslands, pastures, valleys, rocks, forests, canyons, sea of clouds, swamps…
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Along the way, you will encounter the essence of Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet unexpectedly…
Along the way, you will meet snow mountains more spectacular than Yulong, plateau Haizi more immortal than Erhai…
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Along the way, you will pass through the “Grand Corridor of National Evolution” , which is like a historical drama played on a mobile basis…
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Along the way, you will walk through the oldest trade channel – the Ancient Tea Horse Road
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Along the way, you will pass Meili Snow Mountain, Jinsha River, Shangri-La, Litang, Daocheng Yading, Lugu Lake and other landmark attractions
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Along the way, you will also meet all kinds of unheard of, but suffocatingly beautiful niche places
Regardless of spring, summer, autumn and winter, you will meet the paradise you want
“An adventure is a lifelong love; if you don’t go on an adventure, you will regret it forever!”, in your lifetime, you should walk around the Great Shangri-La-Rock Loop.
The fascinating scenery along the way
From Lugu Lake, the daughter country, to Daocheng Yading, the last holy place in the world, through heaven and hell, feel the memory of the ancient land, appreciate the snow-capped mountains and forests, prayer flags and mani piles, ancient culture…bringing unparalleled beauty.
Let us forget the time and take a journey to baptize the soul.
The Great Shangri-La-Rock Ring Road passes through Meili Snow Mountain, Shangri-La, Litang, Daocheng Yading, Lugu Lake …
Every scenic spot is worth a special trip, and this loop captures the most essential and iconic scenic spots in Yunnan, Sichuan, and Tibet at one time .
1. Meili Snow Mountain
In front of it, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is also inferior
Meili Snow Mountain is a snow peak of the Hengduan Mountains, located on the Yunnan-Tibet border, with an altitude of 6,740 meters, and the scenery is very beautiful.
The snow peaks point directly to the blue sky, and the clear water cuts deep into the canyon. Surrounded by dense virgin forests, flocks of sheep on the green grass outside the forest are dotted like white clouds. Known as the “God of Snow Mountain” by local Tibetans.
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When you come here, you must see the “Sunshine Golden Mountain” . In the early morning, the clouds and mists gradually dissipate, and the sun shines on the peak. The “burned” peak is really shocking. I have to sigh the infinite sanctity of Meili Snow Mountain.
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absolute heaven on earth
Shangri-La is a paradise on earth that countless people yearn for.
Under the sacred snow-capped mountains and on the banks of the quiet lake, the simple and unsophisticated dwellings are looming in the clouds and mist; under the mirror-like blue sky, flocks of cattle and sheep wander on the beautiful grassland…
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Playful children are chasing; a young Tibetan boy is lying on the lawn, thinking about his girl. This is such a comfortable, comfortable, beautiful picture!
haunted holy place
“Pure white crane, please lend me your wings. You will not fly to far away places, but return when you arrive at Litang.” This is the last poem written by the sixth Dalai Lama Tsangyang Gyatso.
Litang in the poem is a dream of Tsangyang Gyatso and the hometown of his beloved girl Sangjie Dolma. As a result, Litang has also become a sacred place that many people with romantic feelings dream about…
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People always use sacred and pure to describe Litang.
Indeed, Litang seems like a hidden paradise. Here, you can feel the magnificent Maoyaba grassland, visit the dream home of Genie Mountain, and listen to the whispering sister lake…
4. Daocheng Yading
The last piece of pure land on the water blue planet
After watching “Passing Through Your World”, many people remember Chen Mo’s words: “I will tell you secretly, there is a place called Daocheng, and I want to go there with my most beloved person to see the blue sky.” The sky, the white snow-capped mountains, the golden grass, and an autumn fairy tale …”
Daocheng has become a holy place that many people with love yearn for.
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Three snow-white and clean holy mountains (Xian Nairi, Xia Nuoduoji, Yang Maiyong), three crystal clear lakes (milk sea, five-color sea, pearl sea), and the boundless starry sky at an altitude of more than 4,000 meters… Known as blue Daocheng Yading, the last pure land on the planet, is like a splendid fairy tale…
Daocheng Yading, once the most fascinating resort in the hearts of outdoor people, is now more convenient for tourists to arrive because of tourism development.
But… do you really understand Daocheng Yading?
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If you really want to understand Daocheng Yading, you should drive there by yourself. Look at this back garden left by God.
Sea of Milk©Yi Yang 1041
Five-color Lake©Shuangmu Chenglin C
5. Hugu Lake
last daughter country
The mysterious “country” of Hugu Lake is at the junction of Yunnan and Sichuan.
The sky here is as clear as washing, the lake is blue and quiet, and the small island is green and picturesque; this is the daughter country of the East and the hometown of the Mosuo people; the mountains and rivers here are like a veiled fairyland…
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When you come to Hugu Lake, it is highly recommended to watch the sunrise in the early morning.
The sun rises slowly, and the golden halo spreads from the sky to the whole lake. The sky and trees are reflected on the whole lake with ripples. There is nothing more intoxicating than this scene.
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You can also visit the house of the Mosuo family, commonly known as the grandmother’s house, and see the simple people here.
Then pull your beloved one to come to the unique lover tree in Hugu Lake, and tell your heartfelt heart, no regrets~
6. Dukezong Ancient City
The Lost and Found Tibetan Ancient City
Dukezong Ancient City is located in the southeast of Shangri-La County and is the hub of the Ancient Tea-Horse Road. Covering an area of 1.6 square kilometers, there are 1084 residential buildings and a population of more than 5000 people.
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I remember that a fire in 2014 destroyed the 1,300-year-old Dukezong Old Town. After reconstruction, it finally reopened to the outside world in 2016. Now Dukezong Ancient City is still the largest Tibetan settlement in China.
The ancient city reborn from Nirvana, it would be a great regret in life to miss it!
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In addition to punching in the iconic attractions, since you are galloping on the Grand Shangri-La-Rock Ring Road, don’t miss every scenery along the way. Those unpopular scenic spots without disturbing tourists are also beautiful and refined!
beautiful sand bar
Benzilan, which means “beautiful Shaba” in Tibetan, is the only way to pass through the “Tea Horse Road”. At the foot of Baimang Snow Mountain, on the west bank of the Jinsha River, it faces Shangri-La County and Derong County of Sichuan Province across the river.
The simple Tibetan residents are a beautiful landscape, and their piety adds more color to Benzilan; standing on the high ground of Benzilan overlooking the Jinsha River, you can see the grandeur at a glance.
Great Bend of the Jinsha River
9. Russian Asian Village
“The ancient city of Naxi is in Lijiang, and the ancient village of Naxi is in Eya.”
Some people say that Eya Village is the last tribal group in China; others say that it is the most closed paradise in China.
This is a “honeycomb” style Naxi ancient village, where a group of Naxi people live.
Eya Village is located at the junction of Lijiang, Zhongdian, Ninglang, Daocheng, and Muli counties in Yunchuan and Sichuan Provinces. It is surrounded by mountains and has winding lanes. The houses of more than 200 households in the village are connected together to form a world. Rare honeycomb complex.
It’s spectacular, don’t you really want to take a look?
Locke line this way
Every mile hides a secret
Whether you come or not, the beauty is here
But if you don’t come, the scenery will never belong to you
go, use your eyes
To capture the most realistic “painting”