Dali in Yunnan province is in the list of the first batch of 24 Historical and Cultural Cities and one of the 44 Key Scenic Spots in China Tours. It is located in the east of the capital of Dali is the ancient capital of both the Bai kingdom Nanzhao, which flourished in the area during the 8th and 9th centuries, and the Kingdom of Dali, which reigned from 937–1253.
The long history has left a great number of important cultural relics and historical sites, which can be sum up to “Ancient City, Ancient Tower and Ancient Tablet”. In this case, Dali is known as Famous City for Historical Documents.
Dali is now a major tourist destination in people’s China holidays, along with Lijiang, for both domestic and international tourists. Located in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, buildings in Dali Ancient City are mainly built by lime and tiles with high eaves and angles. The buildings in Bai nationality style make a big sight. People here look live leisurely and carefree.
The main festivals in this ancient city are March Festival in which people thank for the Guanyin conquering the Devils, Greeting Three Gods Festival and Torch Festival. People get together to celebrate for the festival every year. Those periods of time would be the most boisterous time.
People always say that once you step into the land of Dali Ancient City, you won’t want to leave there. So just start your China Trip in Dali Ancient City and enjoy the beautiful scenes and colorful culture if you have time.
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