Shangri-la Ecotourism Forum 2011

May 11, 2011.

The start of Tibet Ecotourism Collective

 In the fall of 2011, Tibetan travel agents, social entrepreneurs, hotel owners and representatives of NGO’s met in Shangrila, Yunnan province for five days of lectures, discussions and training on ecotourism and community tourism opportunities on the Tibetan plateau. In presentations, participants were introduced to the meaning of ecotourism, new ecotourism initiatives  and  successful environmental programs in Tibet. Participants also explored simple ways to make daily life a bit more environmentally friendly by recycling chopsticks and teacups and visited some nearby ecotourism attractions.
Over lunch and dinner in the old town of Shangri-la, ideas were shared and new friendships and collabarations formed, and the first steps towards formalising the Tibet Ecotourism Collective were made.
Favorite Places in Tibet

Favorite places in Tibet

Favorite temple: Pabongkha Temple

There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Pabongkha is for me. I often went to visit the temple, when I was a little boy with my grandma. It  would take hours for us to climb the mountain and visit the temple during those days, since we had no cars or buses available to reach a temple.

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