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Dali – China’s Backpacker Mecca Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

Dali Yunnan

While China may not be nearly as popular as Southeast Asia or South America with backpackers, that doesn’t mean there aren’t great places there for independent, adventure-seeking travelers. One of the most popular areas in China for backpackers is Yunnan (云南 – yún nán). Home to stunning mountain scenery, vibrant ethnic minority culture, and delicious…

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San Yue Jie Festival Video Posted by on Mar 2, 2016

San Yue Jie Festival

On the third full moon of the lunar calendar, the streets of Dali come alive for the San Yue Jie festival. Merchants sell a wide array of goods, there’s horse racing, and even makeshift tattoo parlors. Check it out in this short video highlight: San Yue Jie (三月街 – sān yuè jiē) Bai people (白族…

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Mt. Cang Cloud Traveler’s Path – Dali, Yunnan Posted by on Feb 29, 2016

Mt. Cang Dali

The Old Town of Dali can be intense with the traffic and crowds, but it’s still possible to find peace and quiet – you just have to hike up a mountain! Check out this video highlight of walking the Cloud Traveler’s Path along Mt. Cang.

San Yue Jie – A Street Festival in Dali Posted by on Feb 25, 2016

On the third full moon of the lunar calendar, the circus comes to Dali. Ok, it’s not exactly a circus, but it sure looks like one. San Yue Jie (三月街 – sān yuè jiē), or “Third Month Street”, is the biggest festival of the year for the local Bai people. If you’re wondering why the festival uses…

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Exploring Dali Posted by on Feb 15, 2016

Dali Yunnan

Dali (大理 – dà lǐ) is a city in southwest China’s Yunnan province. Mention this name to anyone in China and they will know exactly where you are talking about. It’s no surprise that it is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations with its tall mountains surrounding the city along with the beautiful Er…

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