Dali Photo Gallery and Information Page

Tours Featuring Dali:
Yunnan Highlands Local Culture 11-Day Tour (CIT004): Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) – Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali –
Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge –
Xianggelila (Shangri-la)
Taste of Yunnan 8-Day Discount Tour (CITYN8): Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) – Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali – Lijiang

Map of China showing the location of Dali

Nestled between Cang Mountain and Lake Er deep in the highlands of Yunnan Province, Dali features spectacular natural scenery, cultural attractions, and even a lively entertainment district with restaurants, cafes, pubs, and clubs. The Chinese term for “marble” is literally “Dali stone,” as the area has a long history as a marble producer.

BASIC FACTS:
Chinese Name: 大理 (pinyin: Dàlǐ)
Population (2010): 590,000
Province: Yunnan
Weather: short, mild, dry winters (frost possible); warm, rainy summers

Dali Photos

The photos below show some of the sights and attractions that you will see on our tours that include Dali. Please refer to individual itineraries for specific information about the attractions featured on each tour.

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Dali: a modern city in an
expansive, high-altitude valley…

(photo by David Woo)
…with temples, mountains…
(photo by David Woo)
…farmers working in the fields…
(photo by Jo Schmaltz)
…a traditional “old town,” and a lake
(photo by Utpala)
First stop: Dali’s famous “Three
Pagodas” at Chongsheng Temple

(photo by David Woo)
Another view of the Three Pagodas
(photo by A Mao)
The left pagoda
(photo by David Woo)
The middle pagoda
(photo by David Woo)
The right pagoda
(photo by David Woo)
Time permitting, explore
Chongsheng Temple itself

(photo by David Woo)
Another view of Chongsheng Temple
(photo by A Mao)
Chongsheng Temple grounds
(photo by David Woo)
Afterward, stroll through
Dali’s Old Town

(photo by CIT)
Gates marking Old Town’s
“Foreigner Street”

(photo by CIT)
Old Town locals playing mahjong
(photo by CIT)
Streams line the
quaint streets

(photo by CIT)
A pavilion at Old Town
(photo by CIT)
Visit Old Town’s Wuhua Tower for a
stunning view of the area

(photo by Tom Thai)
Another view of
Wuhua Tower

(photo by CIT)
Try one of the tasty local
snacks, like “fried milk”

(photo by CIT)
The activity doesn’t stop
after nightfall

(photo by CIT’s Tracy Liu*)
Keep on strolling and shopping…
(photo by CIT)
…or wet your whistle at one of
Foreigner Street’s bars

(photo by CIT’s Tracy Liu*)
There are lots of ‘em
(photo by CIT’s Tracy Liu*)
A boat tour of Lake Er
(photo by Jo Schmaltz)
A pagoda on Lake Er
(photo by Tom Thai)
Rowboats on the shore of Lake Er
(photo by CIT’s Tracy Liu*)
Fishermen on Lake Er use
trained cormorants

(photo by CIT’s Tracy Liu*)
Sometimes the birds
fight over the fish

(photo by CIT’s Tracy Liu*)
Closeup of a cormorant
(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
As in much of Yunnan, life on Lake
Er is still traditional and idyllic

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
Watch a traditional Bai “Three
Courses of Tea” show

(photo by CIT)
Afterward, ascend the magnificent
Cang Mountain

(photo by A Mao)
At times, clouds spill over
the top of the mountain…

(photo by Jo Schmaltz)
…and shroud it in mist
(photo by Utpala)
The thrilling view from the chairlift
(photo by Tom Thai)
A view from the mountain
(photo by Jo Schmaltz)
Admire Lake Er in the distance
(photo by Jo Schmaltz)
Explore the mountain paths
(photo by Daniel)
Cang Mountain forests
(photo by Daniel)
A pristine mountain stream
(photo by Daniel)
Vivid mountain wildflowers
(photo by Jo Schmaltz)

* Unlicensed photos are used by permission of the photographer.

Tours Featuring Dali:
CIT004 icon - 75 x 75
Yunnan Highlands Local Culture 11-Day Tour (CIT004)
Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) – Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali – Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge –
Xianggelila (Shangri-la)
CITYN8 icon - 75 x 75
Taste of Yunnan 8-Day Discount Tour (CITYN8)
Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) –
Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali – Lijiang

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