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Dali

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Three Pagodas]
[3 : Old Town]
[4 : Erhai Lake]
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Dali has an old town lying within fortified walls with impressive gates. It is pleasant to stroll the clean pedestrian streets. Outside the walls, many horses and horse cariages are available for a ride. Backpackers appreciate this town for the relaxing atmosphere and the food, not the least being the copious banana pancakes, a rarity in China. Outside of the old town, the most remarkable structure are the Three Pagodas (San Ta Si), erected in the 9th century. However, the main attractions might consist of the surroundings, including the 4000m high Cang Shan mountains, and the beautiful Erhai lake, where you can watch the old art of cormorant fishing. Dali is in Yunnan, 370km west of Kunming and can be reached from there with a (short) overnight train ride.

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San Ta Si (Three pagodas) at sunrise, among the oldest standing structures in South West China. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Quianxun Pagoda, the tallest of the Three Pagodas has 16 tiers reaching a height of 70m. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) San Ta Si (Three pagodas) reflected in a lake, early morning. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Street activity in front of the West gate. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Wuhua Lou gate. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Fuxing Lu seen from the South Gate. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Old houses and Cang Shan mountains. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Fruits for sale on an old street. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Horse carriage near the North Gate. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Grain being dried on the street. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Bai woman eating from a bowl in front of carved wooden doors. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Spice vendor crushing red pepper. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Red peppers. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Grain being layed out on a country road (threshing). Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Woman sorts grain from hulls by pouring from a basket (winnowing). Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Cormorant fisherman sends out his birds. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Cormorant fisherman recovers a fish from the throat of one of his birds. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Aboard a cormorant fishing boat. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Cormorant fisherman regroups his birds at the end of fishing session. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color) Fisherman talks to his cormorants at the end of fishing session. Dali, Yunnan, China ( color)
There are 20 color pictures on this page out of 50 color pictures of Dali.

Places: Yunnan, China