Travel Blogs from Dali
... I spent the day chilling out on the lower part of the mountain for the first half of the day (Adam opting to relax whilst doing some Tai Chi instead) before we had to say goodbye again. The Fins were heading back to Kunming to pick up their passports before flying onto Vietnam (Yes more people headed to Vietnam) whilst Adam and I were moving onto Lijiang. Both thoroughly relaxed from our chill out days, by the time we boarded our bus the journey flew by.
... mountain ranges. It used to be a source of income (fishing) in the olden days, but it is more of an attraction now.
After that we took a walk in the olden city of Dali (大理古城). Dali is famous for good quality silver (975, 999 and 100) and Dali stone. However, you have to buy from reputable shop to ensure authenticity. Wearing silver is suppose to purge "poison" from you body.
... the Jade Emperor. Houyi and his wife, Chang'e, were subsequently banished from heaven. They were forced to live on Earth. Houyi had to hunt to survive and became a skilled and famous archer.
At that time, there were ten suns, in the form of three-legged birds, residing in a mulberry tree in the eastern sea. Each day one of the sun birds would have to travel around the world on acarriage, driven by Xihe, the 'mother' of ...
... in Yunnan and many rare varieties that are very expensive elsewhere are cheap here -- so if you are a mushroom fan, Yunnan is your kind of place.
The next day we got a driver to take us north to a local village that does Cormorant fishing. What's that? Well, it's using trained Cormorants to fish! No one really does this anymore, but they still show it for the tourists.
A boat lined with Cormorants is rowed out to the ...
... huge bus station. I had no idea where I was to go so attempted to speak in Chinese to a random person (who actually understood me) and they took me to the bus I was to take. The journey took around 5hours and wasn’t too bad, stopping twice for food and a toilet break. There was a bit of traffic as there were some road works on the way. We arrived in Dali new city (Xiaguan) at around 1pm and unfortunately had to go to the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking