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At Gyalthang Dzong Hotel in Yunnan China you will discover your own Shangri La a distant and secluded hideaway of great beauty and peacefulness. A remote paradise on earth where harmony reigns where the gods walk among the people and where man and nature embrace. For a holiday in a place as novel as it is ancient choose an Angsana managed hotel. Gyalthang Dzong Hotel is a typical Tibetan building but with a unique architecture in Tibetan lamasery style. A lamasery is a monastery for lamas Buddhist monks who are spiritually qualified to lead people towards enlightenment. The place is not new to travelers. The Southern Silk Road began in Sichuan province to the north crossed the length of Yunnan and continued on to Vietnam. Some 2000 years later the region gained a new mystique as the setting in James Hiltons novel Lost Horizon. Today with the opening of China and its emergence as an exotic destination visit the most unexplored corner of all Gyalthang Dzong Hotel. Gyalthang lies snugly in a wide valley sheltered by soaring white peaked mountains. Altitudes of 3600m above sea level exaggerate the effects of seasons which mark the landscape with vivid character. Spring sees the hills and valleys carpeted with pink rhododendrons over verdant grazing pastures. Autumn molds summer hues into warmer tones of fiery gold orange and rust which lend warmth and an intimate ambience to the interiors of Gyalthang Dzong Hotel. Its secure location is only a 15 minute walk from the town of Gyalthang and only 5 minutes away from Shangri La Airport by car on the southeastern outskirts of the city. Gyalthang Dzong Hotel brings international standards of service to the Tibetan borders while maintaining the small and cosy scale of a boutique hotel. In keeping with Tibetan lamasery style all rooms face inwards towards a central courtyard which hosts al fresco dining and an informal outdoor space. Inside the rooms the interior decor uses vibrant colour and ethnic textiles to create an