One enters the Tibetan sphere of influence as they descend upon Shangrila (formerly Zhongdian), China. The high altitude and Tibetan Buddhist structures and architect are part of the experience. This particular photo is taken high atop a Buddhist monastery overlooking the traditional housing of the city. The rooftops are distinct and make for quite an impressive view from this particular spot. When I’ve thought about teaching ESL in China, this destination is one that comes to mind. This is a travel photo from Shangrila (Zhongdian), China. To view the rest of my travel gallery from Shangrila (Zhongdian), China click on this photo.