Dali Ancient Town

Dali City, situated 350 kilometers (217 miles) northwest of Kunming in the northwest of Yunnan Province, serves as the capital of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture. With a rich historical legacy, it was once the capital of Nanzhao and Dali Kingdom (738 – 1253), playing a pivotal role as the political, economic, and cultural center of ancient Yunnan for over 500 years. Today, Dali remains a must-visit city for many Chinese travelers exploring Yunnan, offering a serene escape with lush forests, the scenic Erhai Lake, and a wealth of historic attractions.

Prominent among the attractions are the ancient buildings, city walls, and the old city moat, which draw frequent visits from tourists. The stunning Cangshan Mountain and the picturesque Erhai Lake are acclaimed as the city’s premier scenic areas, providing a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Notable attractions between these landmarks include the enchanting Butterfly Spring and the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple.

Dali City stands as a harmonious blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural significance. The luxuriant landscapes, combined with historic charm, make it a compelling destination for those seeking a leisurely and culturally enriching experience in the heart of Yunnan Province.

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