Ji Ling lives with her husband in Taibei, Taiwan.
After a fatal crash and the death of their eight-year-old child, Ji Ling is overcome with grief. Not able to forgive the couple who were driving the other car and ever more frustrated with her husbands apparent lack of emotion, she flees to Shangri-la. While travelling, she encounters a young boy named Mucuo who insists on accompanying her as a tour guide. They become gradually closer in their explorations together, and Ji Ling finally finds her Shangri-la.