between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake,
Dali is a famous Chinese historical and
cultural city and a national scenic zone.
A rich heritage dates back to the days when
the city was the capital of the kingdoms
of Nanzhao and Dali. Dali is a major habitat
for the ethnic Bai people, whose folkways
are at once time-honoured and distinctive.
This pretty area, concentrated around
the ancient city of Dali and one of the most attractive
scenic regions in Yunnan, is extremely rich in
both natural beauty, and cultural heritage. As
a result, the area is known as the "Pearl
of the Yunnan Plateau".
thing to bear in mind when traveling here,
is that the Dali travelers arrive in from
Kunming is not the same Dali renowned as
a backpakers getaway. In fact, the bus from
Kunming arrives in a town known as Dali
City, a local administrative municipality
that is officially known as Xiaguan. Therefore,
our coverage of Dali includes both Xiaguan
and the ancient city of Dali (known as Dali
Gucheng), where most travelers head straight
Yunnan is a perfect showpiece of China's
many natural wonders, rugged, wild, and unspoiled. The province
is famed for its multitude of ethnic groups, of China's fifty-five
officially recognized ethnic minorities, twenty-five can be
found in Yunnan. Here visitors could find snow-capped mountains,
mysterious deep valleys, peaceful highland lakes, magnificent
Karst hills, tropical rainforests, and torrential rivers.
As the capital of China, Beijing is the
political, cultural, and intellectual center of the country.
Beijing has so much to offer travelers. The celebrated tourist
center is filled with historical highlights, the most well known
ones are: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple
of Heaven, Ming Tombs...
Tibet Autonomous Region, a mystical land
called "the Roof of the World", more than 50 peaks in this area
are higher than 7,000 meters, and 11 peaks exceed 8,000 meters.
Mt. Everest - the world's highest peak is located in Tibet.
Tibet offers fabulous things to see, including unique Buddhist
monastery, breathtaking high-altitude lakes, stunning views
of the snow mountains and brilliant Tibetan culture.