Dali Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Willettsworld
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Willettsworld
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Willettsworld

Best Rated Off The Beaten Path in Dali

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    The town beside the Three Pagodas

    by luciano Written Apr 17, 2003

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    Children near Dali, Yunnan

    I don't know the name, but it was even more authentic than Dali, and it is at walking distance.
    The rain caught me here and I had to take shelter under a half-built house. A local child stayed by my side for 30 min. or so until the rain stopped, and we had a very interesting, silent conversation.
    ("How's that", you ask? Well, with good will, a notebook and a pen, everything is possible!)

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    a corner

    by elva199 Written Feb 15, 2006

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    Most local people in Dali make a living by tourism. They sell handicraft products, wax printing cloth or special local products. The life of local people is satisfied and slow. Hanging around the old town , you can forget of fast life of big city.

    The white thing which women sell is called ' ru shan'. They can make of milk, taste like cheese.

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    Architecture Style

    by elva199 Updated Feb 15, 2006

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    This is the special architercture from Dali. Many local people like to paint their house. The beautiful eaves seem have special lucky meaning.

    Just the harmonious colors show the talent of local people.

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    DALI : SURROUNDING VILLAGES

    by swesn Written Dec 4, 2003

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    Charming horse-cart in Xizhou

    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…

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    Erhai lake

    by luciano Updated Apr 17, 2003

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    Erhai lake, Yunnan

    Everyone who is travelling around Southwest China seems to be going to Dali sooner or later, but it can get surprisingly off the beaten path just by taking a bicycle and heading to Erhai lake and its nearby villages.

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    Hongsheng Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 7, 2008
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    Hongsheng Temple lies about 500 meters outside the west wall of the old town and features a 16-storey 44m high pagoda that is in the same style as its more famous cousin at the Three Pagodas further down the road. The temple buildings are not in a good state and in fact the whole area was closed off but I sneaked in under the post barrier and took a few photos.

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    • Religious Travel
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    Fields

    by elva199 Written Feb 16, 2006

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    When the bus driving on the road, i took this pic of Dali field. Different from north China.
    The weather is not very good at that day.

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