No.118 Cang Shan Road,, Dali, China, CN
More about Dali
The Three Pagodas
ChangShan Mt. during sunset
Three Pagodas of Chongshen Monastery
HEATED guesthouses/hostels in Dali
I am travelling from New Zealand with my son who's been teaching English in Chengdu, and will be in Dali in late January.
We are considering these guesthouses/hostels ...can anybody tell me whether they have twin rooms with own bathroom (& western style toilet) that have some kind of HEATING (any other advice on Dali accomodation welcome):
1. Dali mingtong yingxian hotel, Cai Cun village ...webpage on www.hostelbookers.com, but doesn't mention heating.
2. No 3 Guesthouse (has Korean & Chinese webpage but no English)
3. Dali Siji (4 Seasons) Inn has webpage on www.wacts.com - says Air-conditioning....that means heating in the winter?
RE: HEATED guesthouses/hostels in Dali
sorry, probably too late with answering as it's March now and not cold anymore in Dali! anyway for next winter: in Jim's Tibetan Hotel they will give you small heater if you need it (no exta charge) the beds have electric blankets. In their other place Jim's Guesthouse they have the electric blankets but not the heaters...
Travel Tips for Dali
For our Dutch and Belgian friends: Brussels' Waffels!
Dali heeft de eerste echte Brusselse Wafels. ' De Hoop' gaat van start in 2008, maar draait al proef. En de wafles vallen in de smaak bij de chinezen. Ze zijn in verhouding duur: 10 Rmb. Maar, zoals Jan zei, 'ik verkoop niet aan alle chinezen, alleen aan de chinezen die het kunnen betalen om hier als tourist te komen. En dan kan je deze prijs gemakkelijk betalen.'
Address: Renmin Lu 241, Dali Old Town 671003 (the other end of the street with the Tibet cafe; in the direction of the Catholic Church) Tel: 159-72068604 We had a nice long chat with this enterpreneur: leaving Belgium and starting anew at an age where most of us would consider retyring. His Chinese wife is learning Dutch and he just talks Dutch to the Chinese. Through body language and tone of voice the message comes across.
He can tell you some interesting tips and details about Dali and environment. If you go and visit him, please say hello from Jan Lelie, the family that ordered one waffle and wanted it in four parts: like the chinese.
He said that the climate here was the most important reason for him to come Dali: not too hot and not too cold.
DaLi is a self-government state of the Bai nationality, their wedding ceremony is quite special. If you take the official travel boat, you can have a very interesting party of wedding ceremony. Dont forget to pinch bride's face, it is the best blessing for her. See more pics of the ceremony in my travelogues.
DALI : SURROUNDING VILLAGES
Dali can appear to be a little touristy, especially since many of the restored Oriental buildings are now converted to Western cafes and souvenir shops.
Take the minibuses to head down to smaller towns 20-30 minutes away, like Zhoucheng and Xizhou. You have nothing to do there except walk around and soak in the atmosphere. Those still retained their authentic Bai architecture and tranquil charm.
Old men play Chinese chess by the doorsteps. Elderly folks listen to operas on the radio at the square. Shop-keepers play ‘mahjong’ to while away the time. Others sit and drink their tea under the shade…
The Three pagodas of Dali are located between Cangshan mountain and Erhai lake. They stand high and grand, and are one of the famous sights of Dali.
The major tower of the Three pagodas is Qianxun Tower. It is square and as high as 69.13 meters, and has 16 floors. Like the Small Yan Tower and the Big Yan Tower in Xian, the Qianxun Tower is a typical building of Tang Dynasty. Looking up from the foot of the tower, you can see it stands high into the sky.
To tell the truth the price of the ticket is expensive, about 13 euro, I can't say if it's worth or not but I had a nice time walking around the park.
Xi Zhou Ventanas _ Windows
En los patios de madera de Xi Zhou , las ventanas talladas son una maravilla y nos recuerdan lo magníficas que tuvieron que ser estas casas rurales durante su época de apogeo
In the Xi Zhou wooden courtyards , carved windows are a marvellous and remind us how wonderful these rural houses should be during their good all days