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Shangrila Handicrafts Center

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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High quality handmade items

The center supports over 90 local artisans who make soap, shawls, and a myriad of items. They are... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Portland, Oregon
via mobile
Lovely atmosphere

As to right now the road is under construction so the place is pretty much closed. But it consists... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
רועי ד
Eilat, Israel
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25 Mar 2018
“High quality handmade items”
9 Sep 2016
“Lovely atmosphere ”
Who We Are The YMHC Shangrila Handicraft Center is a community based organization founded to support local cultural heritage, handicrafts and eco-tourism in Diqing Prefecture, Yunnan. The Center projects include handicraft development, preservation...more
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No.1 Jinlong Street, Shangri-La County, China
+86 887 822 7742
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The center supports over 90 local artisans who make soap, shawls, and a myriad of items. They are virtually the only place to buy yak yarn which is soft and knits up beautifully. There were many hand knit scarves and hat that extremely well made....More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

As to right now the road is under construction so the place is pretty much closed. But it consists of two parts, a lovely shop with above local quality souvenirs, and a lovely English library with a very respectable variety of books (taking in account...More

Thank רועי ד
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Hidden away in an alley, this center is incredible! Upon arrival you will be greeted by one of many volunteer staff and taken in to the handicrafts showcase. You are not pressured to purchase anything, but it is nice to know that all proceeds go...More

Thank Larissa M
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Bags, coffee, honey, soaps......lots of affordable gift ideas for you and friends back home. Hand-made and locally produced goods, with profits going back to local artisans. The shop itself is interesting, in a traditional wooden house.

Thank hkannie27
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Not a "sanctuary" as others mentioned. Interesting to browse but I felt like I was being taken for a ride. I wouldn't go out of my way but if you're passing by then check it out.

Thank Jelly_bean_candy
Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

Hidden down an alleyway on the edge of the old town, cosy handicrafts centre with little library attached. Really nice selection of local goods incl coffee, honey, jewelry, pottery, clothes etc. Centre supports local producers, who get all of the profits.

2  Thank aliceontheroad
Reviewed 5 November 2012

If u looking great escape from lousy car/motorcycle/traffic jam/ stress work and need a quite while wonderful place to go then this is the perfect place to escape. With the landscape of mountain and living among local residents with their traditional living way this place...More

Thank Huttonty
Reviewed 5 November 2011

If you are looking for a meaningful adventure then come to Shangrila Heritage and Handcrafts for volunteer. Shangrila is a beautiful place with magnificent views and people. I volunteered teaching English to Tibetan kids during the day. At night time the old town turns into...More

2  Thank wolalajam
Reviewed 18 August 2011

Craft center selling minority groups for fair prices and paying wages. Center also provides free library for local community to learn English and to improve native tongue language reading. Supported through purchases, donations, and volunteer/internship experiences. Very supportive environment.

3  Thank ChinaTraveler67
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