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After leaving the Naxi village, we boarded the bus. The bus could not take us all the way down to a lake. So we had to walk twenty minutes.
We saw the lake as we were walking down, but it did not look to have that much water in it. A car was driving by so slow. So weird.
We ate a group lunch at a house at the bottom of the mountain.
I was not happy to have walked all the way down to just eat lunch. If we were ...
... hardly for their little presents they made themselves. Walking the old town is not like the one in Lijiang, definitely less touristy but what it lacks in romance it makes up in authenticity.
Here you can as well find the local tie-dye fashioned from dye and wax which is popular and cheap. One of the main production places is the Bai village Zhoucheng, about 40 minutes ride from Dali. This village also has a nice daily small afternoon market and some nice ...
... sale, so it wasn’t me being unfit
Well, we are only here for one night, hardly seemed worth coming here, we didn’t have much
chance to see much, we are on the move again in the morning, Kunming at 8am for
a 10;45 train and another 7-8 hour train ride
What else can I say, they did it last year, so we have to do it this year, the itinerary
is set in stone
... br> From Dali it is possible to travel a few hours north to the picturesque town of Lichiang which is reported to be even more touristy than Dali. One can also go up to the high altitude town of Shangrilah, a backpacker and Chinese Tourist Mecca, so I believe. We do neither of these. It is becoming positively freezing at night and there is a feeling between Sheila and me that perhaps we should start thinking of our exit strategy from China. Our last night sees a party at the ...
... so I headed off to a bus stop where I got on a crowded bus for the short ride. There were many cars and coaches in the car park and I prepared myself to yet again be overwhelmed by the huge amount of Chinese tourists. I managed to get a student ticket to enter the park at around 60yuan. I don’t think I’d have paid 100yuan to get in though so I was quite fortunate.
The 3 Pagodas consist of 3 towers set in the shape of a triangle – ...