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Cangshan Mountain, Dali

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A prime hiking spot in a biodiverse landscape, Cangshan Mountain boasts 18 peaks, all reaching an elevation of over 3,500 m (11,482.9 ft). Hike from the bottom or take the cable car up the side of the mountain to the popular Cloud Pass trail. A relatively flat, paved path running 12 km (7.4 mi) along the mountains, it offers striking views of Erhai Lake twinkling against the range's highest peak, Malong, some 4,122 m (13,524 ft) high. A temple provides a welcome rest stop, with refreshments and supplies to continue your journey. Look out for the many marble crafts available, extracted from the mountain's rich quarries. Make Cangshan Mountain part of your personalized Dali itinerary using our Dali trip planner .
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  • There are 4 suspended cable cars, two in sequence take you to 3900 meters, near the absolute top. You can walk from there to see a lake, but we had total mist at that level. However, at the middle sta...  more »
  • Flies mountain is located in Dali, is one of Dali's two great scenes, come to Dali must look at Flies mountain, I also can not reach the top of the mountain, just hold to this game of heart to here.
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  • We visited the mountains around Cangshan on our first day in Dàlǐ and highly recommend it. We wanted to hike the whole path from the chairlift to the cable car. We really struggled to find the path to...  more »

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A popular tourist destination for budget travelers, Dali offers a wide choice of places to stay. Hotels cluster on the southern and southeastern lakeshore, with luxurious five-star establishments closer to the Three Pagoda area. As an attractive spot for young travelers, Dali offers a range of cheap hostels and scores of guesthouses across the city. Most budget establishments sit just outside the west gate of the old town, or closer to the east gate. However, popular places fill up quickly during the summer period, so make sure you reserve your room in advance.
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