Ximatan Cableway (Dasuodao) of Cangshan Mountain in Dali City

Ximatan Cableway(Dasuodao) of Cangshan Mountain

Ximatan Cableway(洗马潭索道) of Cangshan Mountain, also called the Dasuodao(大索道) of Cangshan, starts from Tianlongbabu Film Studio and terminates at Ximatan of the top Cangshan Mountain. It takes you 40 minutes to Cangshan Mountain. Travelers can appreciate the fantastic view of Cangshan and the landscape of Dali Ancient Town. The Ximatan Cableway plays an essencial roal in the tourism, rescue and fire prevention of Cangshan. 

The Ximatan Cableway enjoys highest vertical height difference of all Cangshan cableways. It has a total length of 5,555 meters and a vertical height difference of 1,684 meters. This cableway adopts the most advanced technology in the world, not only that. And it is the only cableway that climbs to the top of Cangshan.

Ximatan Pool

Ximatan Cableway (Dasuodao) of Cangshan Mountain in Dali City


Ximatan Pool(洗马潭) is located at the junction of Yuju Peak and Lonhquan Peak. Enjoying the altitude of 3920 meters, it was called as the lake on the high mountain. In the ancient time,  when Kublai Khan led his army to conquer Dali Kingdom, they rested here and clean their horses. Therefor, it was called Ximatan. In the past, Ximatan was called as Gaohe which was the hydraulic facility of Nanzhao Kingdom. Local people took advantage of water of Ximatan for irrigation. Today, azaleas boom around Ximatan, colorful like rosy clouds.

Visiting Routes

  1. Take the Ximatan Cableway to the middle station and visit the Qilongnv Pond(七龙女池).
  2. Take the Ximatan Cableway to the middle station, then hike along Yudai Yunyou Road to discover Cangshan Mountain.
  3. Take Ximatan Cableway to the last station and visit Ximatan Pond.

Useful Travel Tips

It is very cold on the top of Cangshan Mountain. Please take the necessary clothes with you.

When the weather is fine in Dali, the sunshine is heated, and ultraviolet light is strong. People should avoid direct sunlight, and the sun hat preparation is required during outdoor activities, a pair of sunglasses will make you comfortable in the trip.

Nearby Attractions

Cangshan Mountain, Dali
Zhonghe Temple of Cangshan Mountain in Dali City
Yudai Yunyou Road or Jade Belt Cloud Wandering Road of Cangshan Mountain in Dali