Blue Moon Valley area is also called Shika Snow Mountain area it is located in the southwestern Shangri-La it is about 7km away from Shangril-La county with about 15 min driving. In history, this lofty mountain stood between two important cities of Shengchuan Prefecture of Tubo Kingdom: Dukezong in the east and Tacheng in the west. Therefore, the mountain was the pass connecting Tubo and Nanzhao Kingdom in Dali. Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains.
On December 2, 2010, OPB televised one of Martin Yan’s Hidden China episodes “Life in Shangri-La”, in which Yan said that “Shangri-La” is the actual name of a real town in the hilly and mountainous region in northwestern Yunnan Province, frequented by both Han and Tibetan locals. Martin Yan visited arts and craft shops, local farmers as they harvest crops, and sampled their cuisine.