Sitting under the towering peak of Cang Shan Mountain in Yunnan, China, next to serene Er Hai lake, Dali (大理) couldn't have a more dramatic setting. Well established on tourist itineraries for both Western and Chinese travellers, Dali is blessed with a interesting restored old town, refreshing climate and great countryside.
From the Dali Travel Guide
I really like 5 Elements, but there were a few problems that while easily fixed might make your stay not as comfortable if you plan to stay more than a night or two. First, the good things - the location is right next to the Jade Roo/Jade Emu guesthouses outside the city walls and next to the Cangshan mountain range. ... more
Stayed here for a fantastic week. We had a family suite, which was perfect for us, with our own en suite! Clean and simple. We asked for the bathroom to be cleaned midstay and it was done efficiently. Location great - right on doorstep of old town, and quiet being away from the hustle and noise. ... more
Horrible stay; the staff was extremely rude, never smiled (only when we walked in before the check-in), nor greeted us when we left. We asked for information and they only tried to sell us their package tours, lying to us about the info we asked (we found out later). The rooms aren't clean. ... more
Hotel advice for Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian, and Dequan?
Last year I traveled to Yunnan, but only had four days. It was my first time to Yunnan and I made the big mistake of choosing to spend the entire time in Kunming. Next month, I'm going to correct my mistake by going to Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian, and Dequan. Can anyone recommend clean hotels in those ...
Train/bus - which is better for scenary from Kunming-Lijiang
as i know there is only a train from kunming to dali. so if u take train u will change to bus at dali to lijiang.if u want to see more scenery u'd better take bus it is not expensive. i know the price of a bus ticket from kunming to dali is about 120RMB. BTW i am in kunming now and i will go to dali ...
The next day, the rain continued lightly, but we were able to walk to the bus station and got out of town without a problem At first when we arrived in Dali , we felt disappointed at seeing another large ...
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Fundacio Gala – Salvador Dali
Had a very-long and enjoyable day ;-). Went by train to Figueras, to visit the Teatre-Museu Dali, talk-about off the wall/planet. But I did gain new respect for the man's vision&style, he dabled in just about every art-form. Then a lunch-break, before ...
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