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Dali Ancient City
Yunnan Top 30 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.4/5
6,854 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
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Open Open from 1/1-12/31
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 days
Address: No. 42, Yita Road, Dali Ancient City, Gucheng District, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture
Phone: 0872-2512899

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dali ancient city is amazing never ending street after street with lots to eat and drink a must

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  • akhilf2019
    akhilf2019
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    The better of all ancient towns in Yunnan

    I love people and love to see people making tourist spots busy and happening (hate queues though). The stop prior to Dali was Lijiang ancient town, and was telling my friend how incredible Lijiang wou...

    Reviewed on /Date(1609598553000+0800)/
  • Julie L
    Julie L
    shanghai
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    Dali Ancient City

    We stayed in Dali Ancient city for 2 nights. This ancient city is not very big. My best experience here is dining at Master Duan's Restaurant & Bar. The food is good and the staff friendly and helpfu...

    Reviewed on /Date(1596388126000+0800)/
  • 111KItch
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    Romantic Dali

    Such a beautiful town, Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, plenty of good restaurants and bars, stunning views from every angle. It is romantic, charming and not overly comercial. Well worth a visit!

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  • Voyagearoundtheworld
    Voyagearoundtheworld
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    Great way to spend some time

    The old part of Dali is well preserved and maintained. There a beautiful alleys and buildings everywhere. You can spend a lot of time checking out the stores, bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. It ...

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  • mattodowd
    mattodowd
    Beijing
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    Nice, but doesn't compare to Lijiang

    If you are in Dali city centre, then this is a must visit, with lots of atmosphere and nice craft + souvenir shops. However, in comparison to some of the other more tasteful old towns in Lijiang and S...

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Introduction

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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