Located in the midst of three rivers, Shangri-La is a sacred scenic region blessed with majestic mountains. It’s official name was changed from Zhongdian in Xianggelila in 2002. In Tibetan Shangri-La means the “sun and moon in heart”, an ideal home only found in heaven. The lofty and continuous snowy mountains, endless grasslands, steep and grand gorges, azure lakes and the pastoral villages in this area always leave a deep impression on visitors.
As a very popular Scenic Spots, the taxi industry is developing rapidly. At the time of my writing, there are hundreds of taxies traveling around Shangri-La town. Since the city is not large, you can reach anywhere by taxi within not too much time.
Santana is the mainly model of taxi in Shangri-La. Others are Pusang, Jetta and the like.
•RMB 5 for the flag-down rate
•RMB 5 inside the county
If you need to book a taxi, please make the call as following which are the companies with the longest history in Shangri-La:
•Jishun Tour Taxi Company Tel: 0887-8226002
•Jiaxin Taxi Service Center Tel:0887-8226855
•The best places to hail a taxi in Shangri-La is along the street or near the hotel.
As a taxi rider, you have the rights below:
Direct drive to your destination and no compulsory car pooling
Go to any destination in and beyond Shangri-La
Your car driver knows the streets in Shangri-La and the way to major destinations in Shangri-La;
Your driver should know and abide by all traffic laws;
Air-conditioning on demand;
A radio-free trip;
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
There is no taxi stands in Shangri-La city. People are used to hailing a taxi anywhere they feel safe and convenient.
If you have any problem with a taxi in Shangri-La, please contact the following:
•Shangri-La Price Bureau No.: 0887-8223754
•Remember to bargain with the taxi driver because no taxi use the meter inside the county.
•Lijiang Airport-Shangri-La County: RMB80
•Zhongdian Airport-Shangri-La City Center: RMB15-20