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Dali Tour

Dali locationDali 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 activities.

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.

Private Dali Tours

Dali Three Pagodas 1 Day Private Yunnan Dali Tour To Xizhou Village, Dali Old Town, Three Pagodas, Erhai Lake, Indigo Workshop

Tour Code: Dali_01
Summary: Spend the day touring the ancient capital of the Nanzhao Kingdom, visiting its historical landmarks and know about the culture of ethnic Bai People.

Dali Bai People 1 Day Yunnan Dali Hiking Tour

Tour Code: Dali_02
Summary: Hiking 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.

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