Dali Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Cangshan Mountain

Famous for its colorful azalea flowers, Cangshan Mountain rises over the city of Dali and the shores of Lake Erhai beyond. Visitors can either hike or take a cable car up the mountain, where a paved ...  Read more

Dali Old Town (Dali Gucheng)

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Sandwiched between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake sits one of China’s most spectacular ancient cities, Dali. Dating back to the late fourteenth century, Dali got its start as a gateway to the Silk ...  Read more

Erhai Lake

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The name ‘Erhai’ translates to ‘ear-shaped sea’ — the name giving to the 97-square-mile (250-square-kilometer) lake sandwiched between the town of Dali and the Cangshan Mountains in China’s Yunnan ...  Read more

Shaxi Ancient Town

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Once an important caravan town on the Tea Horse Road between Yunnan and Tibet, Shaxi Ancient Town ranks among the most beautiful village squares in China and offers a rare glimpse at what one of ...  Read more

Three Pagodas of Dali

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Located a short walk north of the ancient city of Dali, the iconic Three Pagodas date back to the ninth and tenth centuries. The middle of the three, named the Qianxun Pagoda, was erected in the ...  Read more

Xizhou Town

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One of the most picturesque towns in the vicinity of Dali, as well as one of the best places to see traditional Bai architecture, is the town of Xizhou. Formerly a military stronghold of the Nanzhou ...  Read more

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