Dali Old Town-Shuanglang Town Transportation

Shuanglang(双廊) is located in the northeast of Dali City and the northeast bank of Erhai Lake. It is provincial historic and cultural town in Yunnan Province and “the first town of Canghai(Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake) scenery”, as well as one of the must-see attractions in Dali City. Dali Ancient Town was the political, economic and cultural center of Yunnan for more than 500 years in the Tang and Song dynasties. There are 14 key cultural relic protection units above the municipal level in the ancient town, bearing the historical culture, religious culture, and ethnic culture of Dali. Dali Old Town is the core area of tourism in Dali. Shuanglang Town is under the jurisdiction of Dali city.

How to Get to Shuanglang Town from Dali Old Town

It is about 50 kilometers from Dali City to Shuanglang. Several ways from Dali old town to Shuanglang Town will be introduced in this part.

1. By Tour Bus

There are tour buses from Dali Ancient Town to Shuanglang Town

Dali Ancient Town-Shuanglang Ancient Town
Departure Time: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30
Price: 30 CNY
Distance: 50 Kilometers
Consume Time: 1 hour
Point of Departure: Northeast Gate of Dali Old Town
Point of Arrival: The Entrance of Shuanglang Ancient Town

2. By Regular Bus

There are about 14 daily buses from Dali north bus station to Shuanglang. You can take No.8 bus and No.4 bus to Dali North Bus Station.

Dali North Bus Station-Shuanglang Bus Terminal
Departure Time: 8:05, 8:40, 9:15, 9:50, 10:25, 11:00, 11:35, 12:10, 12:45, 13:20, 13:55, 14:30, 15:05, 15:40
Price: 13 CNY
Distance: 50 Kilometers
Consume Time: 1 hour

Dali North Bus Station大理汽车客运北站
Address: No.30, Yuhua Road, Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture大理白族自治州大理市榆华路30号Tel: 0872-2292203

3. By Chartered Bus

It takes about 40 minutes from Dali Ancient Town to Shuanglang by chartered bus, about 100-150 yuan one way. 

4. By Ship

You can take a cruise boat from Xiaguan Erhai Wharf to Nanzhao Island of Shuanglang Town. Enjoy Cangshang Mountain and Erhai Lake scenery on the way. Recommended Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake tour packages include 2 Days Dali Cycling Tour around Erhai Lake2 Days Dali Pilgrimage Hiking Tour from Erhai Lake to Jizu Mountain1 Day Dali Easy Hiking Tour to Cangshan Mountain.

5. By Taxi

Taxi is a faster way to Shuanglang, more convenient and flexible, but spend more money

6. By Bike

There are many bicycle rental shops in the ancient town, the rental car is charged by the day, you can pay a deposit or mortgage documents plus a small deposit to rent a bicycle. It takes about 3-4 hours of riding time.

7. Hiking

Remember to bring rain gear because the rainy season in Yunnan is coming with the arrival of summer, showers are particularly numerous. Hiking is generally not recommended.

Useful Tips

1. If you are traveling in a group, chartered bus or car pooling is a good choice.

2. If you stay at the inn in Dali Old Town, you can consult the innkeeper that he will arrange a car for you, but it is more expensive.

Transportation in Yunnan:

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Rail Transport in Yunnan

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