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Houses of Bai People in Xizhou

Overview One of the 25 or so minority groups in Yunnan province is the Bai people. The history of this small minority is very interesting. The little town of Xizhou (the name means “happy town”) is a ..

Ancient City of Dali

Overview The ancient city of Dali 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..

Three Pagodas

Overview The Three Pagodas of Dali are famous in China for their size, beauty, and antiquity, and for their preservation. The central one is more than 1,100 years old and is one of the tallest pagodas..

The Scenery of Cangshan Mountain

Overview Cangshan Mountain is a high mountain rising above the city of Dali in the southern province of Yunnan that borders Vietnam. It is a scenic spot and a good hiking area where hikers may bring tents...

The Butterfly Spring

Overview Butterfly Spring(Hudie Quan in Chinese)lies in a park at the foot of Yunlong Peak of Cangshan Mountain. This Butterfly Spring and a clear pool have been famous for centuries because every spr..

Houses of Zhoucheng

Zhoucheng is located 23 kilometers to the north of the Ancient City of Dali. Zhoucheng Town is the biggest town of Bai people in Dali. There in the Town live altogether more than 1,500 Bai families. In ..

Erhai Lake

Overview This amazing lake lies next to the amazing historic sites in the Dali valley and the natural scenery and good hiking trails on Cangshan Mountain. The whole region is full of interesting and beauti..

General Temple

OverviewThe Grotto of the General (also called the Temple of the General) is a temple dedicated to General Li Mi who was a Tang Dynasty army commander who died during his attack on the Nanzhao. The temple is ab..

Taihe City Nanzhao

The Ruin of Taihe City is located on the western slope of South Taihe Village of Zhonghe Town in Dali City.The Ruin of Taihe City has once been the capital of Nanzhao Kingdom during the early period. It stands ..

Shaxi Town

Shaxi Ancient Town is situated in the south-west of Jianchuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province. It is 139 kilometers (3 hours' drive) away from Dali and 107 kilometers away from ..

Sideng Market

One of the highlights of a visit to this area includes going to the market in Sideng and shopping where travelers have shopped for centuries. It is one of Yunnan's finest traditional markets. The best time t..

The Weishan Yi and Hui Autonomous County

SummaryThe Weishan Yi and Hui Nationalities Autonomous County is a fantastic place inhabited by ethnic minorities and takes on dense ethic folk art of primitive simplicity. The whole city has been well-preserve..

The Culture Town of Nanzhao

The Culture Town of Nanzhao is located in the central part of the provincial tourist resort of Dali and 2 kilometers to the south of the Ancient City of Dali.The Culture Town of Nanzhao lies in the central part..

Jizu Mountain

OverviewAt the top of the jagged peak of Jizu Mountain that is covered by a dense forest sits a striking tall white pagoda called Lengyan Pagoda. It is beautiful ancient temple with 13 stories, and was first bu..

Rock Cave of Lion Pass

On Precious Stone Mountain (Shibaoshan in Chinese), there is a pass called Lion Pass where there are historically important and well preserved rock carvings of a Nanzhao king with his family, a person who is pr..

Nanzhao Love Island

OverviewNanzhao Folk Island is a tiny island in large Erhai Lake near the village Shuanglang. It is one of several islands and islets that dot the lake. It is also called Nanzhao Love Island. Its Chinese name i..

Yuer Garden

OverviewYuer Park is a small preserved park in the ancient district in Dali that is close to Foreigner’s Street (Hu Guo Lu) and the North Gate. It lies between them on Yuer Road. It has a lot of marble object..

Precious Stone Mountain

OverviewA hidden gem off the beaten track for hiking, visiting ancient sites, and seeing ethnic people live traditionally is Precious Stone Mountain. Precious Stone Mountain (Shibaoshan in Chinese) is a tall mo..

Shuanglang Ancient Village

Shuanglang Ancient Village is located on the eastern shore of Erhai Lake, 36 kilometers to the north of Dali City, about 2 hours’ drive from Dali Airport. It is backed with green mountains and fac..