Dali Shopping is a god choice during your Dali travel. When you travel to Dali, you can not only enjoy the beautiful sceneries, taste the delicious food, but also have many specialties to take home. Yunnan Exploration will introduce the main local products and solve the problem-what to buy in Dali and where to buy in Dali.
What to Buy in Dali
Xiaguan Compressed Tea(Tuo Cha)(下关沱茶)
With a long history, Xiaguan Compressed Tea is one of the famous brand products produced by XiaguanTea Factory in Dali City. It was recorded in the book Strategies of Yunnan(滇略) written by Xie Zhaozhi(谢肇制) in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was successfully established by the Xiaguan “Yongchangxiang” business in 1902 and has a history of more than 100 years.
Weishan Preserved Fruit(巍山蜜饯)
It is one of the most famous local products in Weishan. The preserved fruit was originally a refined health product produced by a Taoist priest of Weibao Mountain. It has been more than 300 years old. It was once in the Qing Dynasty that it had made tribute to the court in Beijing.
Eryuan Carved Plum(洱源雕梅)
Eryuan County has a beautiful environment and rich products. Among the many special food, Eryuan carved plum is unique, carrying superb skills, a long history and rich culture. It is a unique traditional food of Eryuan Bai Ethnic Group with a history of more than 2,000 years. Eryuan carving plum is not only beautiful in appearance, but also delicious.
Jianchuan Matsutake is a specialty of Jianchuan County, Dali Prefecture, Yunnan Province. Jianchuan is a major producing area and an important distribution center for fresh Matsutake in Yunnan Province. It has always won the favor of the Japanese market with its superior shape and is the important income source for local farmers.
The Cotton Paper of Heqing (鹤庆棉纸)
" The paper of Anhui is number one in the world, the paper of Heqing is the best in Yunnan" to say. The papers are used to transcribe books and write the contract as good material in the past. In addition to the writing paper, there are still the double packing papers, about 3 times as thick as writing paper.
The Grass Plaiting of Dali(大理草编)
Plaiting straw hats is a traditional handicraft of Bai Nationality. It is said that there was the straw hat street near the Taihe City in the period of Nanzhao. Now the street still exists in the Taihe Village of Qiliqiao in Dali.
Where to Buy in Dali
Dali is a very charming place. It brings together ethnic minority residents and cultural elements from all over the country. You can have a more enjoyable experience. Then you can feel the strong special cultural elements when you go shopping here.
Most Popular Shopping Places
There are many street stalls in Dali's Renmin Road. Many of these stall owners are also Dali's backpackers. They stay on the Renmin Road for a short stay, sell simple small commodities to earn travelling expenses. What's more, you can listen to some interesting things about their journey.
The foreigner's street is located in Huguo Road, Dali Ancient Town. There are many Chinese local characteristics and foreign goods. Most of the people who shop in Foreigner's Street are tourists who come here to take photos and buy good things.
There is a village called Zhoucheng near Butterfly Spring. There are minibuses and small carriages from Dali Ancient Town or Xiaguan. Almost every villager here has its own small workshops specializing in batik or tie-dyeing. There are many shops selling tie-dyeing products.
Popular Commercial Streets in Dali
- Dali Ancient Town Pedestrian Street (大理古城步行街)
Add: No. 287 Fuxing Road, Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture(大理白族自治州大理市复兴路287号)
- Daguanyi Commercial Street(大关邑商业街)
Add: Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture(大理白族自治州大大理市)
- Jinbei Commercial City(金贝商业城)
Add: No. 298 Weishan Road, Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture(大理白族自治州大理市巍山路298号)
- Wumiao Commercial Street(武庙商业街)
Add: East 50 meters of Xinghe Road(兴鹤路东50米)
- Longquan Commercial Street(龙泉坊商业街)
Add: Fuxing Road, Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture(大理白族自治州大理市复兴路)
Supermarkets in Dali
- Wal-Mart Shopping Plaza(沃尔玛购物广场)
Add: Floor 1-2 Zhongmin City Square, Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture(大理白族自治州大理市泰安路中民城市广场1-2楼)
- Dachangsheng Supermarket(大昌盛超市)
Add: No. 241 Yuer Road, Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture(大理白族自治州大理市玉洱路241号)
- Dedaoquan Shopping Mall(德到全购物中心)
Add: No. 181 Qinghong Road, Xiangyun County, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture(大理白族自治州祥云县清红路181号)
- Gangcheng Shopping Plaza(港诚购物广场)
Add: No. 262 East Cangshan Road(苍山东路262号)
Local Products Stores in Dali
- Yang Local Products Store(杨氏土特产)
Add: No. 22 East Cangshan Road, Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture(云南省大理白族自治州大理市苍山东路22)
- Hongda Business Department(宏达经营部)
Add: No. 50 Jianshe Road(建设路50号)
- Xiangtuqing Local Products Store(乡土情土特产)
Add: Building 2, Wenyuan Road, Xiangcheng Town(祥城镇文苑路2幢)
- Yang Local Products Store(杨氏土特产)
Address: No. 5 Shop, No. 35 East Jianshe Road(建设东路35号5号商铺)