The Lily Pad Inn

We are located about Outside the West Gate, about 600 metres along the Main Road,From the West Gate, Dali, Yunnan, 671003, China | Hostel
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Some very local hospitality

A travel blog entry by thermalsailors on Sep 26, 2013

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We finally got hold of the local pilots. Great guys, Luckily one of them is with a Chinese woman who speaks very good English. Lily was a godsend. She translated all the launch information and took Dee out for lunch while we went flying. Unfortunately I didn't have the tandem wing or Dee's solo wing with us so she had to sit this one out. Probably …

To Dali to take on a mountain.

A travel blog entry by rachandcaro


... chinese game 'Mahjong' with the locals - similar to rummy in cards. We also treated (not really a treat) ourselves to the chinese two minute noodles in a pot for a good old 6 Yuan! Quite tasty actually.

The next day we attempted to reach the top peak of Cang Shan (by legitimately paying the fee), delayed a day due to rainy weather and our Aussie walking buddy being struck down by food ...

Tourist Day

A travel blog entry by hrccpam


... to their importance. The monks and followers were at prayer in this temple and if was beautiful to watch and hear the chanting. As we walked down the hill there was one temple after another, each temple had different gods for different purposes. Then we came to the Toa Buddist Temples, one after the other. After passing through 7 temples all with gold Gods and all newly built, we came to the 3 Pogoda's.

the Centre ...

Do you wanna smoka the ganje?!

A travel blog entry by stephfitzsmith


What a day! Or more, what a night, but i'll start from the top all the same! Arrived mad late for class, waiting for Magali and Kate, we realised that no one had actually seen them this morning so I knocked on the door to find a sleppy-eyed Kate, who was convinced I was lying when I said it was five to nine! So we all rushed down the hill and the 189 steps (Maria and I counted lastnight on the way up!) and arrived ten minutes late (oops) We were learning food and drinks ...

Buy smoke? Hash?

A travel blog entry by laura1


... us off. A rather sketchy guy tried to sell us a much cheaper boat ride, but once we got the price down to what we deemed reasonable he then wanted us to pay for a ride to the pier where the boat would leave, so we decided to walk away and give up on the lake. I had wanted to go up the cable car to the top of hate mountain in the afternoon, but the sunny beautiful morning turned into an afternoon downpour, ...

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This hostel, located on We are located about Outside the West Gate, about 600 metres along the Main Road,From the West Gate, Dali, is near Dali Gucheng - the Old City, The Three Pagodas, Chongsheng Three Pagodas, and Huguo Lu.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Lily Pad Inn Dali

    Reviewed by thermalsailors

    friendliest spot in Dali

    Reviewed Sep 26, 2013
    by (2 reviews) Werribee vic (shhh , Australia Flag of Australia

    Cheaper than the Jade Emu and Jade Roo. But still clean and comfortable. Its right next to the Jade roo so you can use their bar as they dont have one yet. Great staff. Seriously the most helpful people you can meet. read my blog on getting the isreali's down the mountain. Olivia and the staff were priceless.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by meredith76

    Felt Like Home

    Reviewed Aug 12, 2011
    by (1 review) Wilmington , United States Flag of United States

    The Lily Pad Inn was an amazing hostel. The minute we arrived we felt so comfortable and relaxed. The staff there is amazing - so sweet and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable and it felt as if you were staying at an old friend's home. The food was also amazing. I've lived in China for two years and I had two of the best dishes I've eaten at this hostel. I should also mention that the cost was so affordable. Thanks for a great stay!

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    Reviewed by mathew-sarah

    What a great place

    Reviewed Apr 26, 2011
    by (12 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The rooms are great, the people are kind and accomodating. Cannot compliment ths place enough

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    TripAdvisor Reviews The Lily Pad Inn Dali

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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