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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
6,976 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
6,626 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
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
8,306 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.
Cangshan Mountain
3,831 Reviews
Cangshan Mountain, also called Diancangshan Mountain, is located on the west side of the Erhai Lake in Dali. It's scenery is spectacular and it is one of the four scenic spots of Dali. The main peak of the mountain is snowy all year round and the mountain is often shrouded in clouds. You can take the cablecar up the mountain or walk up the mountain. After ascending the Cangshan Mountain, you can overlook the beautiful Erhai Lake and Dali Ancient City.

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Trip Moments

In the ancient city of Dali, stealing half a day of leisure Dali Old Town does not require tickets, there is a parking lot. The law and order is not bad, don't worry about parking problems. The main street in the city runs through the north and south, and it is easy to recognize the road. I will buy a hand-painted map and not only recognize the road but also keep it as a memorial. Walking in the ancient city of Dali during the day, some people wear long sleeves, some people wear half sleeves; at night, wearing a jacket is the most suitable, this is the original impression left by the ancient city of Dali. Most of the buildings in the city of are well preserved, and the inn is also built with more and more facilities. It is also necessary to live in the ancient city to have a taste. White wall gray tile, white stone paving, small vines planted with vines, squatting on the treetops, drinking tea under the shade is also excellent. It is also convenient to eat food especially. Yunnan specialties are not all spicy, but also delicious and healthy. It is worth mentioning that Dali Zhoucheng can learn to tie up and witness the intangible cultural heritage. A , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , In Zhoucheng, you can see a wealth of ethnic tie-dye products. Such folk handicraft people will become less and less as time goes by, they are already the most precious intangible cultural heritage. After many years, it will be old and will die. Some things are small and sentimental, but after all, this national treasure is still passed down.
Posted: Oct 15, 2019

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.