Shangri-la Shopping

Shangri-La is a mountain paradise, with dense forests, alpine lakes, grasslands, and gorges distributed among the meadows and plains. It is abundant with various herbs.  There are some typical local products in Shangri-La that you can take. So when travel to Shangri-La City, visitors can buy some medicinal herbs at local shops.

What to Buy

1. Saffron

Saffron is said to have the ability to accelerate blood circulation and beautify the skin.

2. Angelica

Angelica is with high regard for its curative effect on irregular menstruation, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, dysfunctional uterine bleeding and blood deficiency.

3.  Chinese Caterpillar Fungus (冬虫夏草)

The unique climate of Shangri-La Plateau is very appropriate for the growth of Chinese Caterpillar Fungus, a combination of funus and dead caterpillar. It's an extremely valuable medicine which is thought to improve human immunity and many other diseases with good effect.

4. Yak meat

This is a sweet and delicately flavored red meat. Yak is juicier than buffalo and elk, and never gamey. It is lighter tasting than beef, never greasy. This all-natural premium lean meat is never bland or mushy. This most desirable flavor and “feel” for discerning palettes come from its lean tender meat and natural oils.

5. Souvenir

Wooden bowls and boxes, Tibetan silver ornaments, Tibetan knives, Tibetan incense are popular articles of the region. The wooden bowls and boxes are delicate and very practical. The Tibetan ornaments mainly include diverse necklaces, rings and bracelets. These items are often purchased by women as a souvenir.

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