Dali Old Town


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Dali Old Town

Dali Old Town Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: Arrival in Dali Morning: Arrive in Dali and check into your accommodation in Dali Old Town. Afternoon: Explore the streets and alleys of Dali Old Town, known for its well-preserved traditional Bai architecture, ancient city walls, and cobblestone streets. Visit landmarks such as the South and North Gates, the Wuhua Tower, and the Three Pagodas. Evening: Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Dali Old Town, sampling Bai cuisine and other regional specialties. Take a leisurely stroll along the ancient city walls and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains and Erhai Lake.

Day 2

Day 2: Cultural Exploration Morning: Visit the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture Museum to learn about the history, culture, and traditions of the Bai ethnic minority and the Dali region. Explore exhibits on Bai architecture, costume, religion, and festivals. Afternoon: Take a boat cruise on Erhai Lake, the second-largest highland lake in Yunnan Province. Visit the Bai villages around the lake, such as Xizhou and Zhoucheng, known for their traditional architecture, markets, and handicrafts. Evening: Attend a traditional Bai music and dance performance at a local theater or cultural center in Dali Old Town, featuring live musicians and dancers showcasing the vibrant cultural heritage of the Bai people.

Day 3

Day 3: Outdoor Adventures Morning: Take a day trip to the Cangshan Mountains, located to the west of Dali Old Town. Explore the mountain trails, waterfalls, and scenic viewpoints. Visit attractions such as the Jade Belt Road, the Cloud Pass, and the Zhonghe Temple. Afternoon: Visit the Dali Butterfly Spring Park, a scenic nature reserve known for its diverse flora and fauna, waterfalls, and butterfly habitats. Take a leisurely walk through the park's gardens and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Evening: Return to Dali Old Town and relax at your accommodation or explore the local nightlife, cafes, and bars.


Day 4: Ancient Towns and Villages Morning: Take a day trip to the nearby ancient town of Shaxi, located along the ancient Tea Horse Road. Explore the well-preserved cobblestone streets, traditional courtyard houses, and historic landmarks such as the Sideng Market Square and the Xingjiao Temple. Afternoon: Visit the Xizhou Bai Minority House, a traditional Bai mansion turned museum. Explore the intricately decorated rooms, courtyards, and gardens, and learn about Bai architecture, culture, and daily life. Evening: Return to Dali Old Town and enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, savoring more delicious Bai cuisine and reflecting on your experiences exploring Dali and its surrounding area.

Day 5

Day 5: Departure Morning: Take a final stroll around Dali Old Town, saying goodbye to its charming streets and historic landmarks. Visit any remaining attractions or landmarks that you may have missed. Afternoon: Transfer to the airport or train station for your departure, taking with you memories of your time exploring Dali Old Town and the beautiful landscapes of Yunnan Province.





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