Golden Eagle Shangri-La Express

The Shangri-La Express allows guests to experience the exquisite scenery of China, such as the ancient wonders of the mysterious Orient, the treasures of the Tarim Basin, the Gobi Desert, and the Mogao’s Buddhist cave. It is the most modern hotel train in China, and despite the welcome amenity of air conditioning, it retains the romantic notion associated with the Shangri-La name and is traditionally decorated transporting guests back to an era befitting many of their travels. The accommodation echoes this ethos, ensuring guests every comfort is met. The food prepared by the chefs in the restaurant car is world class, and the Piano bar has a wide selection of high quality wines and beers in addition to other drinks. Not only are personal headsets offered in addition to an experienced guide for each external tour, but laundry service, internet access and an on-board doctor and medical facilities are also available.

Why We Love This Hotel

Location: The Golden Eagle Shangri-La Express offers guests the opportunity to explore the stunning and diverse locations of Tibet, The Silk Road and Inner Mongolia.

History: Formerly the China Orient Express, the Shangri-La Express began operating in 1985 and allows guests to discover the mysterious Orient in comfort and style.

Service: Guests can be confident of receiving impeccable service whilst being made to feel relaxed and comfortable even when traveling in such a remote part of the world.

Urumqi, China
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  • Bar/pub
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi In Public Areas
Why Remote Lands?

Exclusively Asia

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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