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About Dali

Daili Bai Autonomous Prefecture is an autonomous prefecture of northwestern Yunnan province. Dali City is the county-level seat of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture in northwestern Yunnan.

Popular Attractions in Dali

Erhai Lake
5,954 Reviews
Boat Tour
Erhai Lake is located on the eastern side of the ancient city of Dali at the foot of Mount Cangshan. Nominated as one of the four famous views in Dali, it is a destination you must not miss! The scenery there is spectacular. With good weather and lighting most of the year, it is an ideal location for landscape photographers. Every village surrounding the lake has its own unique style and highlights. One of the common ways of touring Erhai is to rent an electric scooter or car. There are also boat rides available if you want to visit the several islands and islets at the lake. Or, you can just simply find a seaview hotel next to Erhai and chill there for the day.
Dali Ancient City
5,684 Reviews
Historic Town
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!
Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple Cultural Tourism Area
7,538 Reviews
Cultural Experiencial Area
The Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple Cultural Tourism Area is located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain and faces the Erhai Lake. It is a symbol of Dali's landmarks. It is also one of the most impressive historical buildings in the country. As of now, it has a history of a thousand years. The best photography spot for the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple is the “Three Pagodas Juying Pond” at the Three Pagoda Reflection Park, where the pagodas and their reflections in the pool can be photographed together.
Erhai Lake Cruise
957 Reviews
Boat Tour
Erhai Lake Cruise is a beautiful view that no visitor to Dali should miss. It is a great place to take a cruise, on which visitors can see Putuo Island, climb Nanfeng Island, and observe the 17.56-meter tall Hanbaiyu Guanyin statue. The ship features a full set of facilities and rich ethnic activities, such as the Bai nationality Three Tea Song and Dance performance that brings the audience up close and personal with Bai ethnic culture.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I recommended Ximatan Cableway, Jizu Mountain, Haishe Ecological Park, Little Putuo Island, Shimenguan.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Dali: Mei Zi Jing Restaurant, Lao Zhai Zi Private Kitchen Restaurant, Yi Heng Restaurant, Hong Li Private Kitchen ( Yu Er Road ), Jia Hua Xian Hua Bing ( Gu Cheng ).
Here are the best places to visit in Dali, including: Erhai Lake Cruise, Butterfly Spring Park, Nanzhao Customs Island, Xizhou Town, Ximatan Cableway.