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Dali is an ancient city, decorated with beautiful temples and traditional pagodas. It lies on the shores of the majestic Erhai Lake and enjoys a year-round temperate climate and a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery. Among the main attractions here are the Three Pagodas, some of the biggest and best preserved in China, one of which dates back over 1,000 years to the time of the Nanzhao Kingdom.
There are few better places to get off the beaten track than in Dali, where you can escape the tourist crowds at the remote Muslim village of Donglianhua (East Lotus), with its large mosque and wonderful traditional architecture. The village was an important point on the caravan trading route, which eventually led into neighbouring Myanmar. Further south is Weishan, the birthplace of the ancient Nanzhao Kingdom and a portal back to the China of days gone by.
14 Nights from
Journey through the Yunnan province, admire stunning landscapes and enjoy privileged cultural experiences as you go behind the scenes on the old Tea Horse …
Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing
Day 2 - Special tour - Beijing's past & present
Day 3 - Personalised Beijing guided tour
Day 4 - Hike the Great Wall of China
Day 5 - Transfer to Kunming
Day 6 - Stone Forest & Kunming
Day 7 - Napahai Wetlands & Benzilan arrival
Day 8 - Dongzhulin Monastery & Shuibianhe Valley
Day 9 - Balagezong Canyon & Nixi Pottery Masterclass
Day 10 - Tea Horse Road to Lijiang ancient town
Day 11 - Lijiang, Jade Dragon Mountain & Baisha
Day 12 - Shaxi, Shibaoshan Grottoes & Dali
Day 13 - Zizhou Village & Erhai Lake
Day 14 - Fly to Beijing
Day 15 - Return flight to UK
A relaxing retreat on a tiny island in Erhai Lake, affording peaceful views, spacious rooms and personalised service.
Situated on a small island in Erhai Lake, the Shuise Boutique Hotel provides a spectacular setting in which to relax and …
A beautifully decorated 5 star hotel, offering a peaceful retreat in Dali's ancient old town.
Classic 4 star courtyard-style hotel, conveniently located in the historic old town, close to Erhai Lake.
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