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Dali is the capital city of the prefecture of the same name. It consists of Dali New City and Dali Old Town. Also Dali is the cultural cradle of the southwestern China frontier, as it was the capital of Nanzhao State in the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) and Dali State in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), which left many historic sites like the Three Pagodas. 

With the beautiful Cangshan Mountains a short distance to the west of Dali Old Town (4,200 metres at the peak) and Erhai Lake a few km to the east, it has a perfect natural setting. The climate of Dali is temperate with moderate summers and mild winters, though it can get rather windy in autumn and winter. Two ancient city gates and parts of an ancient walls still stand and three ancient pagodas grace a hill overlooking the city. Dali has been the location for many famous Chinese films, including Five Golden Flowers. View of Dali

Dali is one of the most popular spots for independent China travellers and hugely popular with those working, teaching and studying in China. It has four scenic areas, namely the Cangshan Mountains, Erhai Lake, Butterfly Spring and other historic relics ( in Dali City ). The beautiful city welcomes the largest numbers of Chinese and foreign visitors.

In China, Dali Ancient City has its fame as "Backpackers' Paradise". And the city has attracted foreign visitors to stay. Some of them live there for months even years to observe and study the fascinating culture of Bai nationality. In the heart of the city there is a "Yangren Street (foreigner's street)" where is always full of foreign visitors, there are several dozens of cafes, western style restaurants, and clothes shops offering services to foreign guests.


Dali Tour

During Dali tour, tourists could enjoy the charming scenery as well as the minority culture of China. Beautiful Dali welcomes all the tourists from all over the world to enjoy your holiday here.