Dali Overview

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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Dali Attractions

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.  [...]

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Dali Tours

Dali travel packages list all of Dali city tours, Dali day tours, Yunnan tours with Dali and Yunnan tours including Dali. Plan Dali tours including 1-30 days trip and tours, Dali food culture tours, join group tours and sightseeing tours. 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 [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Dali , China Climate & When to Go

Dali Weather & Climate desribes information with temperature & precipitation. Find out the best time to visit Dali and see the season highlights in Dali Yunnan. It also tells you what to wear in different seasons and clothes packing for your trip to Dali Yunnan. 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 [...]

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Transportation, Dali , China Transportation

Dali Transportation Guide serves you detailed information & maps and introduces fight to Dali, Dali trains, Dali cycling, Dali bus, Dali taxis and ways of getting to & around Dali in Yunnan Province. 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 [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Dali Festivals and Events introduce a brief introduction of festivals and activities and tell travelers Top Things to Do for Dali festivals Tours and important Dali events and activities including Exhibition, Conference, Trade Show, Expositions and Trade Fairs. 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 [caption id="attachment_2043" [...]

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Travel Tips

Dali Travel FAQs & Tips introduce the city and zip codes, China post offices, complaints phone numbers, banks for foreign exchange and famous universities and festivals. When plan your trip to Dali, view our answers to questions about Dali travel to get better understanding of Dali Yunnan. 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 [...]

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Useful Maps

Dali Travel Maps in English show the specific location maps of main roads, transportation, railway stations, bus stations, airports, expressway, administrative division, famous tourist attractions, travel & tours, universities, and hospitals. 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 [...]

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Dali Accommodation

Dali Accommodation introduces the recommended 5 star luxury hotels in Dali Yunnan, like Hilton Hotel, Weidhengshan Bay Hotel, International Hotel, which are the best hotels with great environment and service for stay in Dali. Dali Accommodation and Hotels Booking introduces Where to stay in Dali and the recommended Dali 5-star luxury hotels, Comfortable 4-star, Economic 3-star and Cheap Hotels recommended by TripAdvisor. In Dali, there are lots of hotels and hostels providing comfortable stay. Travelers could choose from [...]

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