Three Pagodas of Dali Tours

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 ninth century during the Tang Dynasty as one of the tallest pagodas ever built in China. The two other pagodas went up about a century later, and their architectural styles are more similar to buildings of the Song Dynasty.

While Dali has endured numerous earthquakes through the centuries, including a severe one in 1925, these three structures were some of the few buildings to survive undamaged (though one now leans slightly). The well-maintained park that houses the pagodas is also dotted with smaller Buddhist temples, statues and several small lakes, all with the Cangshan Mountains as a backdrop.

Practical Info

If the walk up to the pagodas is too much, there’s also a tourist bus that ferries passengers to the top of the hill.
Location
Address: 214 National Road, Dali, Yunnan, China
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Hours: 8am-7pm
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Admission: 121 RMB
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Private 1 Day Dali City Tour

On this 1 day tour in Dali, you will enjoy brilliant sites of Three Pagodas and Cang Shan Mountain that are two classic must-see tourist attractions. Take the cable car to Cang Shan Mountain for the panoramic view of Erhai Lake. Lunch, one-way cable car to Cang Shan Mountain, private transportation, and private English-speaking tour guide are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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US$129.00
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Classic Dali One-Day Tour

Book this 8-hour classic Dali to visit Xizhou and Shuanglang Village, strolling along serene Erhai Lake, tour at a local Indigo Workshop, and explore Three Pagodas all in one day!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$298.00
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