2005-08-05

  Dali

Dali * Erhai * Chongsheng klostret

What to see / visit ?

Mt. Cangshan The Yan's Compound of Bai Minority in Xizhou Butterfly Spring
Erhai Lake The Tie-dying in Zhoucheng Three Pagodas
  • [25] Dali Museum : 5Y, 1 hour / Worth checking.

  • Zhonghe Temple : free, 3-4 hours, hard / From the Three Pagoda or the Cable Car (28Y up + 20Y down = 38Y), take a nice but strenuous path up and check out the amazing view. The Temple itself is nothing special, you go for the walk.

  • Three Pagoda  2½km N: 20Y, 1 hour / Not worth paying the entrance. Better look at them from the Pagoda Mirror Garden (2Y), 200m on the left from the main road (big stone sign with red Chinese letters)

  • Xizhou 17km N : free, half a day / An old town finally not so interesting.  Local Bus from [21]

  • Shaping Market 40 min N  : free, half a day / Every Monday from 10 to 14:30. Take a tour -  Local Bus from [21]

  • Qingbi Strömen 3Km S: Nära Qiliqiao. Det är 4 km vandring till sjöarna.

  • Gantong Temple 6Km S : Nära Guanyintang. Det är 3 km vandring till templet.

  • Wase market By Boat: free, half a day /Every day of the month finishing by 0 or 5 e.g. 5th, 10th,... Take a tour from Dali for 20/25Y with a stop in Putuo Island.

Where to stay ? >> Hostels

  • Jim's Guesthouse : Dorm 10 or 15 in 3 bed's nice rooms without bath / Roof top Sgle without bath but big bed 30 / Sgle with bath 50 / Dble with bath 100 // Go there for the best quality-price ratio, the nice sanitary with bath tube, the friendliness of Jim, the half Tibetan- half Hui young owner. / What you may not like : Having no garden to relax

  • [27] MCA Guesthouse : Dorm 10Y in 9 to 11 bed's rooms or 15Y in "luxury" 4 to 6 bed's rooms/ Basic Dble without bath 50Y / Nice Dble with bath 100 / HW 24 hrs / Bicycle (10Y per day) / Internet (30Y per hr) // Go there for the swimming pool, the restaurant, the services, the relax atmosphere. / What you may not like : The huge dorm with beds on the floor, being outside the village walls, having to walk the whole garden to go to the (just acceptable) toilets, the basic (but clean) showers.

  • [20] No 4 Guesthouse (Yu'an Garden), a place designed for "Aliens and overseas Chinese" by the authorities : Dorm 10 in 5 or 6 bed's rooms or 15 in 3 or 4 beds / Nice Dble without bath 50 / Dble with bath 100 / HW 24 hrs // Go there for the peaceful garden, the relax atmosphere, the restaurant and to check if the new toilets & showers are up to the standard of the place.

  • [24] No5 Guesthouse (Old Dali Four Seasons Inn) : Dorm 10 or 15 in 4 bed's rooms / Sgle & Dble without bath 30 & 50 / Dble with bath 100 / HW 8 to 23 // Go there for the nice buildings surrounding a green garden, the relaxed atmosphere, the ping pong table, the restaurant,... / What you may not like : the common toilets with only half-high partitions, the not so clean showers,..

  • Jim's Tibetan Hotel $10.00.

  • [8] Jinhua Hotel (Mycker Dyrt)

  • [12] No2 Guesthouse. (Nära Resebyrås)

  • [18] No3 Guesthouse. (Sunny Garden)

Climate

 Month      Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
 Air    C    10   11   14   18   19   20   20   20   18   16   13   10
        F    49   52   58   64   67   67   68   68   65   60   55   50
 Rain  mm     8   18   28   41  127  132  196  198   97   51   56   15
       in    .3   .7  1.1  1.6  5.0  5.6  7.7  7.8  3.8  2.0  2.2   .6

 

Bus Schedules :  From Dali

To

Price

Type Duration Time Nb Freq.
Kunming 70 to 110 O/L/S 6 to 11 7:30 to 20 6 hour
Lijiang 25 to 50 O / L 2.5 to 4 7:30 to 14 8 hour
Zhongdian 45 ordi 8 7:30 1 na