Dali Ancient Town

Dali Old Town is one of Yunnan’s most popular tourist destinations. It has historic sites, ancient buildings and temples, nearby beautiful Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake, local crafts, and the “Foreigners’ Street” with Western-style restaurants and bars and English-speaking business owners. The street is popular with both foreigners and Chinese. 

Highlights of Dali Old Town

Profound Culture

Dali Old Town is an important gateway for cultural exchanges and trade between China and Southeast Asian countries. It has a history of more than 500 years as the capital of Nanzhao and Dali Kingdom, and has long been the political, economic and cultural center of Yunnan.

Original Architectural Style

Dali Old Town is a true ancient town that remains the most original architectural style. The ancient temples, ancient stages, ancient stores and ancient alleys seem to bring travelers to the ancient time.

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Dali Ancient Town Attractions

DaliOld Town is the center of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, gathers different ethnic minorities to create a unique background for the ancient town with exquisite historical buildings. Due to its geographical location and pleasant weather, there are many top attractions to see in Dali Old Town. Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake are praised as the city's leading scenic areas. Most attractions lie between the two landmarks, such as the Butterfly Spring and the Three Pagodas. [...]

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Dali Ancient Town Tours

Dali Old Town is situated between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake. You can find many ancient towns sourrounded by Cangshan Mountain, Erhai Lake and more natural sceneries. The Three Pagodas as the landmark of Dali is also included in our Dali Tours. Dali tours normally combine with attractions in Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-La, etc. The private tour is flexible and customized for you.     [...]

Climate & When to Go

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

Dali in Yunnan Province of China enjoys a subtropical highland climate with short, mild, dry winters, and warm, rainy summers because of its low latitude and high elevation. In summer, a majority of the days features some rainfall, and daytime temperatures rise to 24 °C (75 °F). In winter, frost may occur but the days generally warm up to 15 °C (59 °F) or more. The rainy season is from June to October. It can get rather windy in autumn and winter. Temperature difference [...]

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Transportation, Dali Ancient Town , China Transportation

Dali Old Town is located at the north of Xiaguan Town, 15 kilometers away. This ancient city is situated between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake. It has an easy transportation. Travelers can feel free to use our private car taking to Dali Old Town from Dali Airport or Dali Railway Station. If you are independent travelers, you can take bus or go by taxi. Getting There By plane Dali Airport is located to the east of New City, 13 km (8 mi) from South Gate. [...]

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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. Flower Festival (Huazhaojie) Flower Festival is the birthday of commemorating flowers. It is usually held on February 2, February 12 or February 15 of the lunar calendar. Dongyuegong Temple Fair He is a common folk temple fair in the country, with complex religious connotations, which held on March [...]

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Travel Tips

We’ve offered you some travel tips about Dali Old Town. Hope these information could be useful for you. Useful Numbers Consumer Complaint: 12315 Tourist Complaint: 0872-2121246 Telephone Number Inquiry: 114 Weather Forecast: 121 Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Safety Precautions 1. Take care of your luggage and important things, such as passport and visa. 2. Check out the weather report before your travel. Do not go sightseeing in bad weather. 3. Respect and follow local custom and avoid conflicts. Advice There is no hot summer here, and T-shirts, shorts and [...]

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Useful Maps

To help you have a better understanding about Dali Old Town, and plan a Dali Old Town tour easily, we have collected some very useful Dali Old Town tourist maps, including Dali Old Town attractions map, map of scenic spots around Dali Old Town, all of which are downloadable and printable. [...]

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Dali Ancient Town Accommodation

Since Dali is a hot destination, hundreds of hotels situate in Dali Old Town. 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 to budget ones no matter you want to stay in Dali Old Town or near Erhai Lake. So we choose some hotels are nearby Dali Old Town. Hotel Name Hotel Rating Add. Tel. Yunli Inn (大理云理客栈) 5-star No.63 Dazhifang Village, Dali City, Dali 15334334245 Fenghuaxueyue Hotel (大理古城风花雪月酒店) 5-star The intersection of Yuer Road and [...]

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