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Travel Blogs from Dali
We are in Dali, a large town situated at nearly 2000 metres on the edge of Erhai Hu lake and nestled under the 4000 metre high Cangshan or Green Mountains. The old town has, like Lijiang, been taken over by huge crowds of Chinese tourists who wander around in large groups all wearing identical baseball caps or travel in large golf buggies! The old …
Noskyadventure stayed here on Oct 16, 2009 during their trip titled: Once upon a time in Shangri-La, China .
This day was the 1st day for us to searching around Dali-Old Town. We decided to rent a mini van with driver who actually is a tour guide for us. We leaved the hostel at 08:00 am for the packed program as follows;
1) 10 Mins photos at Three Pagodas
2) Pai Village
4) Chinese Batic
5) Aeh Hai Lake by Cruise; visit …
Flew to Dali this morning. Had a big afternoon exploring the area. Lots of building happening. Building heaps of houses and units and no one living in them? The mountain behind Dali is magnificent. Went up in the gondola. If locals say they like the mountain it means they are kind. To like the sea means your wise. I think I like both!! ...
... out he was being moved. Hence the blindfold.
Dali is located between the Cangshan Mountains and Erhai Lake. I went out on the lake to watch traditional cormorant fishing. The birds are trained by local fishermen who tie snares at the base of the birds' necks so they only swallow small fish. The big fish are retrieved and sold by the fishermen. When the fishermen throw the cormorants into water ...