Wase Village of Wase Town in Dali City

Plan your Dali Ethnic Villages Tour to Dali? Visit Wase Village of Wase Town in Dali City, Dali which is one of the most fascinating ethnic villages in Dali. Explore the local folk ethnic culture including History, Food and Dining, Clothing, Customs and Traditions, Architecture, Festivals, Crafts, Religion, Language of local ethnic people in Wase Village of Wase Town in Dali City, Dali.

Chinese Name: 大理市挖色镇挖色村
English Name: Wase Village of Wase Town in Dali City

Was Village is part of Wase Town in Dali city. It is located in Wase Town, a suburb of Dali which is located 0.5 km from the Case Town west side. The path to the city is a concrete road that provides fast transport, which is 40 kilometers from Dali. The city is adjacent to Guangyi village of the eastside, the village of Haiyin in the south, Erhai Lake on the western side, and Kanglang village on the north. Twelve village groups competence.

Wase Village is Wase Town’s Headquarters, anciently known as “Seaside Village” (“海边邑’’). The Bai calls it “gebonao” (“阁波脑”),  means a place on the sea. Since when do not know, there is a ravine found in the village that produces attractive minerals of ore. Many people all over the country just come to the village because of the coloring materials as a dyestuff. That is why the local people called it “wangsheng” (“王生’’), in Chinese we call it “Wase”, and that’s means where you dig dyestuff coloring products.

The history of Wase Village

Back 4000 years ago, the Wase Village was inhabited. After the establishment of PRC, many archeologists many times have excavation in archeology. A large number of tools used in Neolithic and Bronze Ages by ancient people have been found on the “chiwen” island (赤文岛) of an ancient fishing village ruin. It is rumored that there is an old viewing tower on the highest of the island. The summer town built by Nanzhao was also next to the cliffs of the reef. In the last few years, when the road around the east coast of the Erhai lake was being constructed, important cultural relics such as knives and stone axes, pendants and steel knives were still found, as were the bronze weapons, steel boots, copper axes and spear, crickets and axes. Therefore, place dig dyestuff as well as one of the Bai history cultural sources. In the early time during the War between Tang Dynasty and Nanzhao, Li Mi was training the sailor in Wase, and he has been fighting with Nanxun several times. During the Qing Dynasty when Du Wenxiu Uprising, he used to build a city on the “guanzai” (观在), a sentry box and viewpoint near the sea. Even in early liberation, the buildings were destroyed, the site still exists today.

In the last hundred years, the Erhai Lake in the east has long been the centre of political and economic growth, as well as the transport of water and land. The caravans and the boats are passing through “Wase”, so some mark ‘ Wase ‘ the old tea horse lane on Erhai Laka’s east coast. Scholars and authors have always called it as a place endowed with the fine spirits of the universe and be endowed with supernatural talents. (“山川毓秀、人杰地灵”)

Discover the natural beauty of “Wase”

The scenery of “Wase” is extremely beautiful. The “qigu” mountain(旗鼓山) standing tall and upright on the south, the “chiwen” island(赤文岛) lie down like a tiger on the Erhai Lake, peculiar rocks and ravines at the south. Look around when you climb over, you’ll see one of Erhai Lake’s nine bays as the shape of the crescent moon comes to you in pavonine light. The village like a phoenix, float east from the west sea. The view at the peak is absolutely incredible. The Eastern Buddhist Mountain called “jizu” (鸡足山) where the “langyan” tower can be seen. In the South of Xiaguan (下关), Dali City, new city has been built up. At west side, the foot of “cang” mountain(苍山) was covered in mist and the “Erhai” lake(洱海) was as silver as diamond flame and the atmosphere was convent quiet. The “Jade Dragon Snow Mountain”(玉龙雪山) were vampire-white. A wave of white snow went rumbling down the sides. They were all crumpled at the base. Fishing village, “Wase” ancient village, traditional “Bai” buildings with cyan-blue bricks and pink walls are all covered in mist. You’ve never been there in such a picturesque place.

The transport of “Wase” village

Since always, as the main water and land transportation in “Erhai” Lake. There is no motor road. As the new century begins, under government sponsorship the tourist road to “Jzhizu” and “Huanhai East Road” (洱海东路) were being constructed.The transportation landscape of “Wase” is shifting immensely due to the Dali-Lijiang highway and the train pass “Wase” village. At this time, bluestone was used to all main roads. Most of the village lanes are cement roads.The village and beach were swept and tidy by all the clearers. The old town reveals its luminous hand.

The accommodation of “Wase”

There are thousand of hotels, shops, convenience stores and restaurants. Walking on the sightseeing road, marshes and ponds, little bridge flowing water, ditty from the homeward fishing boat you can never forget. Sometimes, birds fly across the pond or rejoice over you. Fully integrated into a lovely plateau of the water village.  More and more visitors are coming here, and the local economic growth has increased a lot.

Translated by Wu Hao/吴昊
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Wase Town in Dali City

Wase Town in Dali City

Wase Town in Dali City