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Zhang's Home Cooking - Great food at great prices5 stars

We've taken to eating here a lot recently, because the food is pretty good and the prices (at least what they charge us) are as reasonable as you can find in the new town!

June 29, 2005
Xianggelila / Shangri-La / Zhongdian - Food
Napa Lake - Quite scenic, especially when there's water3 stars

Find out if the lake has dried up before you go, since it often doesn't have any water in it. Other than that, it's a nice scenic area, like much of the outskirts of town.

April 29, 2005
Xianggelila / Shangri-La / Zhongdian - Attractions
Hot Springs - Good place to swim3 stars

Although the water here is too warm for a workout, if you're looking for a swim, the water's warm here even during the winter, unlike the pool at the Paradise Hotel. It's also much cheaper. Expect a natural swimming pool instead of some kind of nature reserve. Apparently there's an interesting cave nearby that you can descend into on a rope as well.

April 29, 2005
Xianggelila / Shangri-La / Zhongdian - Attractions
Ganden Sumtseling (Songzanlin) Monastery - If you only see one thing while you're in town, this should be it5 stars

If you only see one thing while you're in town, this should be it. You can spend just 10 minutes going through the main hall, or you can literally spend hours wandering around the many monks' houses scattered over the hill. Find a monk that is interested in talking with you -- it's often quite a pleasant experience.

April 25, 2005
Xianggelila / Shangri-La / Zhongdian - Attractions
Guishan Temple - Not even really worth the admission price2 stars

The place is really small, and it's hard to argue that the giant prayer wheel has any cultural significance

April 25, 2005
Xianggelila / Shangri-La / Zhongdian - Attractions
Kangba Supermarket - ping pong4 stars

The ping pong here is great

April 25, 2005
Xianggelila / Shangri-La / Zhongdian - Sports Supermarkets
Beijing Dou Shi Fu - Soy Milk!4 stars

This is the best place I've found in town to get soy milk. The soy milk has always been hot, and they still make it into the afternoon.

April 25, 2005
Xianggelila / Shangri-La / Zhongdian - Food
Li Ming - Good Chinese Food5 stars

I really like the potato and mushroom dishes here.

April 25, 2005
Xianggelila / Shangri-La / Zhongdian - Food