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Dali Ancient, Dali

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Walk down cobblestoned streets and admire the ancient architecture of Dali Ancient, a well-preserved and restored urban core guarded by four turreted gates. Traditional Bai houses along old alleys add to the atmosphere of this picturesque area, with the Cang Mountains and Lake Erhai in the background. Observe craftspeople plying their trade, and browse shops and street stalls offering tie-dyed textiles, marble statues, and jade jewelry. Sample local food specialties and great tea in many family-run teahouses or restaurants in the central part of town--once an important gateway to the Silk Road. Put Dali Ancient and other Dali attractions into our Dali trip website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The old town is very pretty, you’ll find lots of bars, restaurants, shops with souvenirs, and all that. It’s pretty touristy (for a more authentic look go to Xizhou), but nice. One day should...  more »
  • I love people and love to see people making tourist spots busy and happening (hate queues though). The stop prior to Dali was Lijiang ancient town, and was telling my friend how incredible Lijiang...  more »
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