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Dali Gucheng - the Old City, Dali

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
Walk down cobblestoned streets and admire the ancient architecture of Dali Gucheng - the Old City, 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. Dali Gucheng - the Old City is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Dali Edition.
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  • On our first trip to Yunnan in 2013, we skipped Dali. This time around, we decided to take some time to explore it. We stayed in a boutique hotel near Dali old town. A two minute walk takes us into th...  more »
  • The old city of Dali is a laid-back wonder - the four ancient city gates on each edge of the square city area are worth the trip on their own. After the chaotic old city of Lijiang a couple of hours f...  more »
  • Dali is my favorite ancient towns in this region . Compering to Lijiang it is quiet, artistic and original. It is not so crowded and you can still find empty places if you only leave the Main Street. ...  more »