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Shangrila Resort @ Skardu in Pakistan also known as "Heaven on Earth", is nestled amongst some of the world's highest peaks. It encircles the heart shaped "Kachura Lake" and is surrounded by fruit laden orchards and flower filled gardens.

A popularly believed inspiration for Shangri-La is the Hunza Valley in northern Pakistan, close to the Tibetan border, which Hilton visited a few years before Lost Horizon was published. Being an isolated green valley surrounded by mountains, enclosed on the western end of the Himalayas, it closely matches the description in the novel. A Shangri-La resort in the nearby Skardu valley is a popular tourist attraction.

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  • Copyright: Sher Lion (Sheraz) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 20] (130)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-08-16
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-03-12 13:25
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