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Shambhala is pronounced sham-bah-lah, sometimes spelled "Shambala" and "Shamballa"

The Sanskrit name is taken from the name of a city mentioned in the Hindu Puranas, probably in reference to Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh. 

Shambhala:  Myth and Legend

Shabbhala is a mythical Buddhist kingdom that is said to exist somewhere between the Himalaya Mountains and the Gobi Desert. In Shambhala, all of the citizens have achieved enlightenment, so it is the embodiment of Tibetan Buddhist perfection.

Shambhala may have been the inspiration for Shangri-La, a paradise on Earth hidden in a Tibetan valley, which features in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton.

Beachfront resort and bar

Shambhala Koh Chang

When we were searching for a name for our first Koh Chang venture “Shambhala beach bar” we wanted something that has an association to paradise, which we believed the location to reflect.

Searching for paradise, we came across Shambhala;  a mythical, inaccessible paradise in buddhist culture which in western cultures is better known as Shangrila.

As per ancient Tibetan scriptures, the mythical Shambhala is synonymous with an earthly paradise of secluded beauty and an enduringly happy place, isolated from the rest of the world.

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