is a popular tourist destination located in Yunnan
Province, the city is known for its natural
scenery and historical and cultural heritage.
In 109 BC, Emperor Wudi (156-87 BC, reigned 140-87
BC) of the Han Dynasty began to assert the central
government's power here by establishing Yeyu County.
From the 8th to 13th century, Dali was the capital
of the Nanzhao and Dali kingdoms. Thus it became
the political, economic, and cultural center of
Yunnan. At that time it was a very important gateway
for promoting cultural and trade relations between
China and Southeast Asian countries. In the Travel
Notes by the Italian famous traveller Marco Polo
(c. 1254-1324 ) and the great Chinese traveler
Xu Xiake (1586-1641), tourists can find detailed
descriptions about Dali. The existing ruins of
Nanzhao Kingdom's Taihe City, the Dehua Tablet,
the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, and Tablet
Commemorating Kublai Khan's Conquest of Yunnan
are the witnesses of the ancient city. Dali is
beautiful and charming with the lofty Mount Cangshan
as its magnificent decorative screen and the Crystal
Erhai Lake a vast mirror. Numerous historic and
scenic spots are scattered about the green mountains
and around the lake. Each of it is connected with
historical events or beautiful legends.
Dali is a place inhabited most by
Bai people. Bai nationality's architecture is
characterized with its simple and classic elegance
as well as delicate carvings. Most houses have
courtyards with natural running water and bonsai
(the art of growing dwarfed, ornamentally shaped
trees or shrubs in small, shallow pots) on display.
The Bai women dress themselves in colorful and
well-matched costumes. Various traditional festivals
are celebrated each year with rich and exciting
Tourists are usually fascinated
by the town's enchanting scenic spots in Dall,
in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, Mount Cangshan,
Erhai Lake, Butterfly Spring and Dali's well-preserved
ancient architecture such as the Three Pagodas
and the Chongsheng Temple are always on the tour
itinerary. But they may also be deeply impressed
by the folk artifacts-and the craftsmen and women
who create them.
China Great Travel offers customized
Dali tours which including private Dali tour packages
and group big bus day trips. The following tours
are for your reference. There are many other tour
attractions you can choose. We are always ready
to tailor make a private and personal Dali tour
package for you which can have more tourist destinations
included: Beijing, Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la,
Xishuangbanna, Guilin, Shanghai, or Yangtse River.
Just send us an email to get our travel expert
help planning your China tour to Dali.
Day Yunnan Dali Hiking Tour
tour along the bank of the beautiful
Erhai Lake. Explore the villages of
Bai People, find out their ancient style
houses with black tiled roofs.
China Tour Packages With Dali City Included