Mingcheng Yiyuan Hotel
Bo'ai Road, Dali, Yunnan, 671003, China
More about Dali
Three Pagodas of Chongshen Monastery
Travel Tips for Dali
Ever wondered when all these festivals are happening in Dali and around Yunnan?
On YunnanExplorer.com you can find an accurate festival calendar that will give you the western dates for all the festivals in the coming year together with quite a bit of information on some of the events.
Horse Riding up Cangshan Mountains
Not everyone would consider this as sports, but for someone as unfit as we are...
It took us two hours until we reached the Cangshan temple. The path is narrow and sometimes steep, but provides nice views of Dali. It is a peaceful and quiet way to climb the mountain, the only sounds you hear are the horse´s bells and the guide´s commands.
We paid 100 Yuan for the two of us.
The City Wall
Dali has an ancient city wall, complete with proper gates for entry and exit. It was my favorite thing about Dali.
Take a walk on top of the all at night, if applicable to your situation it makes for a a very romantic experience.
This is a really awesome monastery because it sits at the foothill of Cang Shan. There are temples behind temples behind temples. In the front, you see the main temple with more temples behind it and the mountain ranges in the back. Just spectacular!
It takes a good 2-3 hours to walk all the way to the back and see everything. Monks live here. So you probably catch a few here and there walking around in yellow robes.
We watched a prayer service in session. The head monk had a microphone on so you can hear the chanting from afar. I tell ya, even the monks are blending into moden culture. I am not quite sure how devout these monks are or if the chanting/prayer is just a show for tourists. They were stealing glances at the tourists.
Right behind the Three Pagodas. One entrance ticket covers both sites. Budget 2-3 hours.
Lago Oreja / Ear Lake
Paseando por el lago Er Hai ( Lago Oreja) con las montañas Cang Shan ( Pata de Pollo) al fondo se pueden ver unos paisaje imponentes , que además se llenan de vida con los pescadores y la gente que vive alrededor del lago
Walking in Er Hai Lake (Lake Ear), with the Cang Shan mountains (Pata Chicken) in the background you can see some impressive landscape, which is also full of life with fishermen and the people who live around the lake