August 2013 - Shangri-la Earthquake Causes Temporary Closure of Some Yunnan Attractions
An announcement from the tourism bureau of Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Region on 31st August recommends that tourists and residents in Shangri-la not visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, Meli Snow Mountain and Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey National Park in the short term.
Scenic spots, including Balagezong Area and Tiger Leaping Gorge, have also been temporarily closed to public, said the announcement.
This temporary closure was caused by a 5.9 Magnitude earthquake which hit Yunnan Shangri-la region on the last day of August. Currently there is no official statements about the exact reopen dates for these places. For the latest information please check back or comment below.