Climate and Weather
Dali enjoys sub-tropical monsoon climate with an average annual temperature of 15℃. Without freezing winter and hot summer, Dali is a good destination and can be visited in all seasons.
Local Festivals and Folk Custom
As a major habitat of Bai ethnic group, Dali has distinctive ethnic features. Most of the local festivals start from March to April every year. Besides Sanyuejie Folk Festival and Shibaoshan Singing Party, other main festivals are as follows.
Chaoji Festival: every Jan 1st to Jan 15th of Chinese lunar calendar at Jizu Mountain.
Shuahai Festival: every Aug 8th of Chinese lunar calendar at Caicun Village.
Torch Festival: every Jun 25th of Chinese lunar calendar at Dunzhai Village.
Gegen Festival: every Jan 5th of Chinese lunar calendar at the Three Pagodas.
Butterfly Festival: every Apr 15th.
Other Odds and Ends
Phone Dialing Code: 0872
Traffic alarm: 122
Emergency center: 120
Consumer Complaint: 12315
Tourist Complaint: 0872-2670384
Telephone Number Inquiry: 114
Weather Forecast: 121
Taxi complaint: 0872-2128951
Tourism Information Inquiry: 0872-2124707 / 2125214 / 2124463
Airport Information Desk: 0872-2315335 / 2315339 / 2315280
Passenger Transport Information Desk of Railway Station: 0872-3146002
Passenger Information Desk of Long-distance Bus Terminal: 0872-2135303 / 2123436 / 2670315
Address: No.2, Hongsheng Road, Dali Ancient Town
E-mail: [email protected]
Bank of China facilitates foreign exchanges and other services. Inquiry can be made at several branches in Dali City as follows:
Renmin Road Branch Office: No.180, Renmin Road, Xiaguan
Guanyi Branch Office: No.39, North Erhe Road, Xiaguan
Yucheng Branch Office: No.353, Fuxing Road, Dali Ancient City
Post Office of Dali Autonomous Prefecture: No.4, Jianshe Road, Xiaguan
Cangshan Road Branch: Cangshan Road (in the southeast corner of the crossing between Cangshan Road and North Tai’an Road), Xiaguan
Post Office of Dali Autonomous Prefecture Dali Branch: Lvyu Development Area, Dali Ancient City
People's Hospital of Dali Prefecture
Address: No.122, South Renmin Road, Xiaguan
No.1 People's Hospital of Dali City
Address: No.217, Taian Road, Xiaguan
Xinhua Book Store
Address: No.152, Taian Road, Xiaguan
Bus: 12, 5, 6
Address: No.79, Pingdeng Road