Dali Gucheng - the Old City, Dali

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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. Put Dali Gucheng - the Old City and other Dali attractions into our Dali trip website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Here you can find clothing, tea, pottery, and clothing that is unusual and reasonably priced, as well as some appealing buildings and at least one very good place to eat. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • At a Yunnan tour get in many so-called old towns. Shops, shops and again shops are in the old houses. This includes restaurants etc. The colors to impress again. Finally it is believed but everything ever to have seen all of this. My advice. Sometimes away from the "tracks". People see where they really live.
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  • The ancient city of Dali is located in the town center, there is a very wide road, although many people but also very good stroll. There are a lot of things to sell on the second side, you can stroll 2, 3 hours.
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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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