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Dali Ancient: Tours & Tickets

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Most travelers head straight for the ancient city of Dali, also known as Dali Gucheng. The old city is where the three pagodas and Foreigner's Street are located, while Erhai lake is closer to the new city.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dali old town is very pleasant. Winding streets with clear streams, lots of picturesque buildings, colourful ‘atmosphere’. Hundreds and hundreds of shops selling tourist goods, a lot of silverware being made outside the shops. Innumerable restaurants. It does have a strong similarity to Lijiang, Xizhou,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dali Ancient City might have been a real stunner 15 or 20 years ago, but these days it is unfortunately completely overrun by local tourists and entirely commercialized with basically every building occupied by either a hotel, restaurant or shop selling the same things over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JochenHertweck
Reviewed 10 September 2019

I've been to Dali over a dozen times between 2006 and 2019. I've seen a lot of changes in Dali over that period of time. Visitors to Dali used to be mostly foreign backpackers, but today they are mostly Chinese package tourists. The town has...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MattinChina
Reviewed 1 September 2019

This was my second visit. The visit some years ago was during Chinese New Year when shops were closed and there were fireworks. This visit was in daytime but unfortunately it rained. Got several photos and also walked around for a while. Found an old...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 August 2019

If you want a better understanding of this ancient city, take a ride in a battery car and listen to the briefing of the local guide. The traditional Bai ethnic folk houses give this town distinctive feel. Then, slowly stroll around to have a better...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

During our four day visit in Dali, we spent all four nights strolling till late in the Ancient City, having a drink after sumptuous dinners, watching the busy shoppers. In the first two visits, the driver just dropped us off at the most crowded gate...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

I just loved the feel of this place. Old and commercialized feel. Streets are pretty clean. It’s not really a place to do serious shopping. it’s more of a place to relax, take a stroll look at some items, sit down at some ‘bar’ to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank RoderickSIa
Reviewed 19 June 2019

As with many old towns in China, much of it has been commercialised and tourists throng the streets day and night. But there is still the feel of an old town especially if you wander off into the smaller alleys. Here and there you come...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Tantiko
Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

The Ancient City in Dali is a fast-paced shopper and foodie paradise. Additionally, the beauty surrounding the city is endless, from the Erhai Lake to the Congshan Mountains. From the ancient city one can easily walk around for hours shopping, eating, enjoying coffee, and taking...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank 757jimm757
Reviewed 30 May 2019

After the first stroll trough the old city we nearly have been speechless - wow, it's so beautiful and so much interesting to look at - streets, buildings and architecture. Than you have this beautiful gates to and walls around the old city - it's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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I stayed at Jade Emu International Guest House. a fantastic home away from home ! can refer to my review : “feel at home” 5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 July 2015 I hardly fell in love with hotels especially in China. rooms, beds... More