Dakpa Kelden, the owner of two boutique hotels Yunnan province, in China. Picture: Thomas Bird

How a Tibetan hotelier born in exile helped put Shangri-La on the map

At the age of 16, Dakpa Kelden returned to his father’s hometown and enrolled at elementary school to learn Chinese. Today, he operates boutique hotels in Shangri-La and Lijiang and works to preserve Tibetan culture

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Dakpa Kelden, the owner of two boutique hotels Yunnan province, in China. Picture: Thomas Bird
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