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Dali Ancient, Dali

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Walk down cobblestoned streets and admire the ancient architecture of Dali Ancient, 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 Ancient and other Dali attractions into our Dali trip website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We stayed in Dali Ancient Town and loved it. Many good restaurants to eat including some top notch western options. You can get pretty much any type of Chinese cuisine here as well and there are many....  more
    We stayed in Dali Ancient Town and loved it. Many good restaurants to eat including some top notch western options. You can get pretty much any type of Chinese cuisine here as well and there are many....  more »
  • The old town is very pretty, you’ll find lots of bars, restaurants, shops with souvenirs, and all that. It’s pretty touristy (for a more authentic look go to Xizhou), but nice. One day should... 
    The old town is very pretty, you’ll find lots of bars, restaurants, shops with souvenirs, and all that. It’s pretty touristy (for a more authentic look go to Xizhou), but nice. One day should...  more »

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