No.59 Bo'ai Road, Gucheng, Dali, Yunnan, 671000, China
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Travel Tips for Dali
A brand new temple
This one was at the top end of the "Three Pagodas" complex.
I think they were intending to make it a big tourist attraction, because this huge temple was being constructed at the end of a wide and long pathway behind the pagodas, on a natural elevation with a great view.
I could hear the sound of hammers and electric saws from inside the temple. It was an intriguing sensation: temples always seem to be so old, they look like they've been there for ever. It is difficult to imagine that all of them were built from scratch once.
I managed to get inside (I used the back door), where everything looked and smelled pristine.
Jardín Zen / Zen Garden
Esto que parece un Jardín Zen , por su geometría y por el sumo cuidado con que está hecho no es más que la forma que tienen de secar el arroz en mitad de la calle
Though it looks like a Zen Garden, because of its geometry and the great care with which it's done , it is just the way they have to dry the rice in the middle of the street
Torta de camarones/Srimp cake
Pensábamos que las tortas de camarones eran un plato típico de Andalucía en España y nos sorprendió ver aquí unas tortas muy parecidas hechas con camarones del lago Er hai (Oreja) que estaban muy buenas
Cuando visitamos el lago paramos a comer en en un pequeño "restaurante" , que estaba muy limpio y nos hicieron allí la torta de camarones , pescado frito del lago y verduras que estaban muy buenas
DALI : OLD TOWN
Dali lies beween Erhai Hu (Ear-shaped Lake) and Cang Shan (Jade Green Mountains) at an altitude of 1900m.
It used to be the centre of government for Yunnan province and the old city still retains a historical atmostphere.
Now, it is a well-restored town, more or less surrounded by the remains of a city wall. There are many facilities for tourists. What I found lovely about the place is the various traditional costumes of the locals from the surrounding village.
Yes, while there are some tourist guides dressed tackily in these costumes, there are indeed authentic locals still walking around in their gorgeous costumes and head-gears, heading to the market.
Visit Dali during the Third Lunar Month (usually around late April - early May), as there is a festival in this region. It also coincides with the Labour Day Holidays (which is a week long for the Chinese) so there is a huge crowd and a wonderful atmosphere.
The old town of Dali measures just 1.5 sq miles (4 sq km) with Ming dynasty walls that form a square shape that measure 2km in each direction. The walls have a height of 7.5 meters (24.6 feet) and a thickness of 6 meters (19.7 feet). There are four gates altogether - north, south, east and west - all of which are very similar in design (a two-storey hall on top of the wall with a narrow passage underneath for access). The city layout was uniform, with five main streets from south to north and eight main streets from east to west.