Dali is located at the junction of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and the Hengduan Mountains. The ridges of the Mountain Cangshan and the vast and clear Erhai Lake form a magnificent picture of the lake and the mountains. The scenery of Dali is a picture combing of “wind, flowers, snow and moon”. Boating on the Erhai Lake, you could insight the boundlessness of the world; visiting the holy land of Jizu Mountain, you could listen to the murmur of Sanskrit and being bathed in the light of Buddha; touching the tenderness deep inside of your heart while immersing in the romance of the ancient city. Wandering in the sunset light, you would feel the elegance of Dali.
In Dali, there are 25 ethnic minorities, including Bai, Yi, Hui, Tibetan, Lisu, and Naxi, living scattered in ancient villages and towns such as Dali, Xizhou, and Shuanglang. Traditional local snacks, tie-dyeing and other folk techniques display the enchantment of ethnic features.Start my stories
Sha Xi Ancient Town
Dali is a very suitable destination for relaxing and enjoying the vacation, and also an ideal place to experience various festive atmospheres. Every March of the year, the Bai March Street Fair will be held with a grand scale in Dali. You can appreciate the traditional dances, horse racing and other local activities on this fair; the Bai’s Sanling Festival that held in April every year is also very bustling. During this period, the villagers will go to the temple and the scene is very spectacular; Touring around Erhai Lake is an experience that you cannot be missed when travelling to Dali. It is very pleasant to roam at the surrounding ancient towns, to take a boat cruise, or just to enjoy the sunshine in the lake view hotel.