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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.