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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. Put Cangshan Mountain into our Dali vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dali.
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  • Take a whole day out of your itinerary and get away from the crowds in Dali. We did the hike up the mountain from the cable car site - the path splits shortly after the police checkpoint and we took t...  more »
  • this is a must do when u r in Dali.Tickets for the cable car are expensive at RMB330/pax but is very much worth it. the cable car ride is around 25 mins and the views are spectacular. Even in summer i...  more »
  • Beautiful landscapes and great fun hiking in the forests and climbing up the streams to beautiful waterfalls.  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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