Songtsam Lodge, Shangri-La

Songtsam Shangri-La is housed in a traditional Tibetan dwelling and situated next to Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. The 75 rooms and suites have all been decorated in a traditional style using antique furniture, Tibetan carpets and hand-made features.

The cosy organic restaurant fuses traditional Tibetan and Western flavours using local produce. Relax in the pretty courtyard, indulge in a sauna or massage or soak up the views from the rooftop terrace.

Why we like songtsam shangri la

Going off the beaten track on your holiday to China can often mean you have to compromise on comfort but at Songtsam lodges that is not the case. At Songtsam Shangri La you can experience comfort and wonderful hospitality in a stunning yet remote location.


  • Restaurant serving local Tibetan and international cuisine
  • Sauna, hammam and massage


A visit to the Songzanlin Monastery really is a must. It is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the province and all guests at Songtsam receive a complimentary ticket. The region is brimming with magical scenery and Tibetan culture which is easily explored via hiking trails, by horseback or bicycle.


Located in the heart of the town of Shangri La at an altitude of around 3,300 metres and just 20 minutes from Diqing airport.

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