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Shangri-La: A Travel Guide to the Himalayan Dream (Bradt Travel Guide Shangri-La)

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Shangri-La is one of the most evocative myths of our time —so powerful that it has entered the dictionary as a synonym for paradise.As myths go, it is a young one: Shangri-La made its debut with the 1933 publication of British author James Hiltons novel, Lost Horizon. No sooner was Shangri-La created by Hilton than a host of places staked claims to being the real location that inspired the book.

This guide to the mythical site of Shangri-La is rooted in the glorious reality of the Himalaya, encompassing parts of southwest China, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim and Ladakh. It forms a concise guide to the most remote areas of the region, with a focus on major mountain peaks, and some well-chosen treks in each area.

Practical information and maps will ensure that visitors can make the most of their trip to this other-worldly destination, while armchair readers can browse and dream...

• First and only guide on the market blending exploration of the myth with practical advice on visiting the contested sites

• Focus on the regions legendary sacred peaks and monasteries, including acclimatisation hikes, as well as tougher treks

• Provides background on oddball adventurers and seekers of lost kingdoms of the Himalaya

• Sidebars on esoteric topics like Tracking the Yeti (Bhutan) and Crazy about Hockey (Ladakh)

• Illustrated wildlife appendix — a concise field guide to the most unusual animals

• Extended color photo sections to illustrate the concept of Shangri-La

Synopsis:

Appealing to the adventure traveler or armchair reader who simply wishes to browse and dream, this guide promises to lead them into the glorious reality and breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.

Synopsis:

A synonym for paradise, Shangri-La is one of the most powerful myths of our time, albeit a young one, having made its debut in the 1933 novel, Lost Horizon. This guide – the first on the market – encompasses parts of southwest China, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim and Ladakh, effectively forming a concise guide to the most remote areas of the region with an exploration into the ancient Tibetan Buddhist civilization.

Appealing to the adventure traveler or armchair reader who simply wishes to browse and dream, this guide promises to lead them into the glorious reality and breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.

About the Author

Michael Buckley has trekked, biked and hitchhiked his way across Tibet and China. He is author of the Bradt guide to Tibet and lives in Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Shangri-La at a Glance; The Legend; The Contenders; Southwest China; Tibet; Bhutan; Himalayan India; Wild Cards (Nepal/northern Pakistan); In Another Dimension;  Being There;  Appendix 1 Fauna Extraordinary;  Appendix 2 Tibetan Language;  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841622040
Author:
Buckley, Michael
Publisher:
Bradt Travel Guides
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Himalaya mountains
Subject:
Travel -- China.
Subject:
Asia - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Bradt Travel Guide Shangri-La
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 maps, 16 pages of color photographs
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.25 in

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Appealing to the adventure traveler or armchair reader who simply wishes to browse and dream, this guide promises to lead them into the glorious reality and breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.

"Synopsis" by , A synonym for paradise, Shangri-La is one of the most powerful myths of our time, albeit a young one, having made its debut in the 1933 novel, Lost Horizon. This guide – the first on the market – encompasses parts of southwest China, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim and Ladakh, effectively forming a concise guide to the most remote areas of the region with an exploration into the ancient Tibetan Buddhist civilization.

Appealing to the adventure traveler or armchair reader who simply wishes to browse and dream, this guide promises to lead them into the glorious reality and breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.

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