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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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  • The unexpected collection of harvesting the flies is very expensive, so the price of sex is very low. But all the way to the car, the landscape is more and more open, more and more spectacular, we also see Cloud sea!! Really excited, very beautiful. It's worth the recommended!
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  • Thanks to Tripadvisor reviews ww decided what to do and which canle car to take otherwIse the info at the place is almost non existent. We took the chairlift to Zhongen Temple. Those were the longest ...  more »
  • We decided to do the jade belt road hike/walk on Cangshan mountain while in Dali. It was mostly flat and completely paved. We walked from the old town west gate to the Zhonghe ropeway. The chairlift c...  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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