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... were build back in 900 to protect the area from Dragons. Seems to have worked. It was also connected to a huge temple complex that spreads up the hill. It has all kinds of sub temples and tons of giant golden statue.
The next day I went up to the hot springs at Er Yuan. That was really cool. It was cool and rainy and there were a ton of ...
... destinations in Southwest China, not only for the international tourists, but also for the Chinese. So again we had to live with hordes of chinese tourist groups, invading the streets with a microphone&speaker equipped guide. After about a week in Dali, we still haven't figured out why one would need a guide to explore this city, but maybe Chinese tourists just don't want to be walking around town all by themselves and in ("perfect") silence ;-).
... I was completely wrong but still happy!!
Old Dali is a little cute city that serve as a chinese tourist attraction site. The streets are lined with shops selling all type of products: tea, marble, silver, natural medicine, outdoor gear. People walk up and down the main road taking pictures, eating snacks and buying all sort of souvenirs. To me Dali served as a good base for exploring the surroundings.
On the ...
... as well spend a couple of weeks being a bit more adventurous before we rejoined one another, wherever that may be.
The bus to Dali was interesting. My rucksack shared the hold with a cage full of black Chinese puppies (and still stinks of them) vomit buckets/bins lined the aisle, they had at least been slopped out but never washed... There was no English anywhere; I had no idea where I was to end up.
In typical fashion I got out for a two minute ...
Long time with no post, but this one has been in the works for a while. My mom came out to visit me for a couple weeks and we did a tour through the southwest of China. We started in Guilin and Yangshuo, then went to Lijiang and finished off in a city called Dali. The whole area was worth seeing. It was more like a different country than a different province of China.
The people are the first thing you notice as very different about the southwest. The ...