Backpackers and travelers looking to escape the hubbub of China’s great cities have long made their way to Dali. While it’s no longer the off-the-beaten-path secret it may or may not have once been, it remains one of Yunnan’s most popular destinations for the beauty of nearby Er Lake and Cang Mountain as well as the local Bai minority culture.
"To get a perfect life, pray at the Chongsheng Temple." Or so goes the ancient saying.@@@Today, one might update "pray" with "pay." To gain entry to the official Chongsheng Temple ... >>
Erhai Lake just outside of Dali in Yunnan is one of China's largest freshwater lakes. It sits at 1,972 m (6,470 ft) above sea level and the name in Chinese translates to "Ear ... >>
A successful fusion of old and new China, the Ancient City of Dali, or Dali Old Town as it is also known, is a vibrant ... >>
The little town of Xizhou is propped up between Erhai Lake and the Cang Mountains. It has long served as a fortress and ... >>
Shaxi is an outpost on the old Horse and Tea Trade Route that was more or less unknown to tourists until the overflow ... >>