Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture is located in the central western part of Yunnan Province. Enjoying long history, Dali is one of the earliest cradle of Yunnan culture and created glorious Dali Kingdom. In this land, Cangshan Mountain, Erhai Lake,...
Chinese Name: 大理白族自治州
English IPA: Da Li
Location: Central Yunnan
Population (city): 3,456,000
Language: Bai Language
Zip code: 671000
Tel code: 0872
Time zone: (UTC+8)
Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture is located in the central western part of Yunnan Province. Enjoying long history, Dali is one of the earliest cradle of Yunnan culture and created glorious Dali Kingdom. In this land, Cangshan Mountain, Erhai Lake, Dali Old Town and Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple are the representative scenic spots. As the natives of Dali Prefecture, Bai ethnic minority have its unique and charming culture, custom, architecture and festivals, which attracted numerous tourists to visit.
Highlights of Dali
▪ Cradle of Bai Culture: As a prominent ethnic minority created Nanzhao Kingdom in Yunnan history, Bai nationality boasts splendid culture, custom and architecture style. Walking around Dali, you will witness the magical power and charm with your own eyes.
▪ Erhai Lake Cruising: Traveling by cruise ship on Erhai Lake with Cangshan Mountain in a distance will be a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
▪ Relics of Ancient Tea Horse Road: As a trade station on the Tea and Horse Caravan Route, Shaxi Old Town is a true ancient town that remains the most original architectural style.
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With a splendid location and mild climate, there are many splendid scenery. Cangshan Mountain is composed of nineteen peaks lining up from north to south. The ear-shaped Erhai Lake is referred to as "a pearl on the plateau". Dali Old Town is also a scenic spot of Dali. [...]
Dali was the political, economical and cultural center for 500 years dated back to the Tang and Song Dynasties. The beautiful scenery, varied traditions and the culture of minority nationalities make Dali a well-known place of interest: Cangshan Mountain, Butterfly Spring, Erhai Lake, Tang Dynasty Three Pagodas...If you experience the charm of Dali, you may want to stay there forever. If you don't know how to start your trip, here [...]
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Climate & When to Go
Famous as the ‘Oriental Switzerland’, Dali has around 126 days in the year with temperatures around 18-21℃(54-66 F) which is the most appropriate temperature for taking a break. In addition, it enjoys abundant sunshine which is most welcome during the winter months thanks to its high altitude. In other words, this is a year-round travel destination, with colorful flowers blossoming everywhere. Although the annual temperature difference is not great, daily fluctuations are significant in winter. There is no hot summer here. Most of [...]
Located northwest of the Yunnan Province, 300 kilo-meters (186 miles) northwest of Kunming, Dali City is the economic and cultural center of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture. here are some ways to get there. Get in By bus Buses from Kunming West Bus Station take about 4,5 hours and cost 100 yuan for an ordinary bus and around 130 yuan for an express luxury bus, and will bring you to Xiaguan (Dali New City). Some buses go to Dali, too, so [...]
Festivals and Activities
As the prominent nationality inhabited in Dali region, Bai ethnic minority created brilliant culture and customs, among which the unique traditional festivals of Bai people enjoy good fame and attract tourists home and abroad to visit. ‣ Visiting Three Spirits ● Time: Lunar April 23rd to 25th Visiting Three Spirits is a grand big festival held by Bai people to pray for rain and luck [...]
When you go to a new place, you should know some useful information to make your journey more convenient and save your time. We’ve offered you some travel tips about Jianchuan County. Hope these information could be useful for you. Useful Numbers: Area Code: 0872 Zip Code: 671000 Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Traffic: 122 Consumer Complaint: 12315 Tourist Complaint: 2670384 Telephone Number Inquiry: 114 Weather Forecast: 121 Safety Precautions 1.Take care [...]
Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture is located in the central western part of Yunnan Province. Enjoying long history, Dali is one of the earliest cradle of Yunnan culture and created glorious Dali Kingdom. In this land, Cangshan Mountain, Erhai Lake, Dali Old Town and Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple are the representative scenic spots. You can check our detailed maps-map of Dali city, map of Dali attractions, map of Dali tour routes, map of Dali transportation, map of Dali location. [...]
In Dali, there are lots of hotels and hostels providing comfortable stay. Travelers could choose from international standard hotels or local economic hotels, ranging from 5 star to 3 star. Different styles of hotels are offered, from luxury ones, mid-range to budget ones no matter you want to stay in Dali Old Town or near Erhai Lake. Among thousands of Dali hotels, we have elaborately selected the following hotels with good location and affordable price and will help you find the best hotel [...]