Located at the foot of the beautiful Cangshan Mountain, Dali Ancient City is the capital of ancient Nanzhao and Dali countries. With a slow pace lifestyle, a relatively warm climate and beautiful natural surroundings, it is a very conducive place for living. Combing the ancient city for artsy shops and hipster cafes is a very therapeutic and thrilling experience. The third and fourth month of the lunar calendar is filled with a lot of local festivals. The famous San Yue Jie or "Third Month Street", is the biggest festival of the year for local Bai people. Merchants come from far and wide to set up street markets and sell their interesting array of goods. There's also horse racing, archery and other competitions throughout the day. Join in the fun if you happen to be there!
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The Foreigner Street is located in Dali’s old town.
There are plenty of nice restaurants serving western style food as well as many little shops!
There’s an amazing mostly plant based restaurant located right next to Foreigner Street. (I have a separate post about that restaurant).
Hotels - TONS are located in Dali’s old town!
The street is very short so you’ll only stroll around for about 15-20mins.
There are also very good pictures opportunities!
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Getting There - on the west side of Erhai Lake. buss station just next to it or a 30 minute Taxi from the train station. frequent busses and trains from Kunming and Lijiang.
Attractions - plenty of nice restaurants, bars and activities in the Old town.
Hotels - a wide range of budget and luxury hotels are available.
Food & Restaurants - fantastic choice of food from western options to local.
Shopping - lots and lots of shops to get lost in. a great amount of homemade leathers.
✨ Dali Ancient City was super pretty! Renmin Road is the more ‘touristy’ street, beautiful little boutique stores, incredible architecture and live music. Just don’t have a drink…you’ll pay 70rmb for a weak beer, and 80rmb for a one G&T 🤣 Do yourselves a favour and visit the brilliant Guangwu Road and Yeyu Road! They’re full of vintage stores, cafés (Elephant Cafe), independently owned restaurants (Fly to the Moon) and animal friendly areas! If you’ve ever been to Chiang Mai, Thailand, you’ll definitely get this vibe 👌🏻✨
Getting There - G train from Kunming to Dali.
Attractions - Cafes, Bars, Restaurants, Live Music, architecture,
Hotels - Dali RunMei Guesthouse
Food & Restaurants - Elephant Cafe, Fly to the Moon
Shopping - Independent boutiques, vintage stores
With the landscape of tumultuous plateau 🪨, and ever growing, because of tectonic plates colliding each other Yunnan has got a lot of cities 🌆 situated at a higher altitude than other cities in China. So during our visit in Deqen ancient town, going from one place to other place was totally a hiking 🥾 stuff with feeling of oxygen insufficient. Although it is little bit suffocating, the sceneries and temples that you can see make it feel worth it. As we hiked this big drum 🥁 roll temple (actually it is called something holy, I forgot it 😛 apologies for that), and able to see the entire night view of the city. Also ofcourse we went inside for some prayers 🫂, then did a holy 🛢️ roll along with everyone. It was a fun hike for a great view !! #couplestrip #unforgettableexperiences
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