Dali

City:Dali
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    Top Descriptions

    About 250km northwest of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan, Dali is a popular touristic city for those in this corner of . Picturesquely situated between and the , at an elevation of around 1,500m, the is where most tourists end up staying as the city centre (10km south – also known as Xiaguan [下关镇]) is in itself a little scruffy and lacking in attractions. Whether you’re here to or visit the beautiful , or even rent a bicycle and explore the lake region, you won’t be disappointed by what’s on offer in the region. There’s also somewhat of a fading hippie culture that continues to linger on here, even since the police have cracked down heavily on the illegal activities that such scenes tend to create.
     
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    Top Tips

    If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, most tourist-friendly accommodations and restaurants are centred around in the . This is also a good place to socialise with other travellers and expats.
    While you’re in the area, consider visiting a few hours farther north – especially to complete the .
    Even if you’re not really culturally or historically inclined, don’t miss out on visiting the and . The best views (and photographs) of the three pagodas with a mountainous backdrop are probably also from the .
    Visit over the Christmas period and expect the whole town to go on the attack with snow spray for two to three days. No person is left uncoated, and although fun and festive it can become difficult to move about the town during this festival.
     
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    The Location

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      Name in local script:大理市
      Also known as:Dali, Tali, Xiaguan (city centre)
       
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      Environment type:hill, lake, park, mountain
      Location type:city, rural, town, urban, village
       
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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
      Average daily budget:CNY290

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:5 nights
      High season:September, October
      Low season:November, December

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):English, Mandarin
        Timezone:UTC+08:00
        Country calling code:86

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:7
          Travel time to attractions:25 minutes
          Travel time to next location:3 hours, 30 minutes
           
          Altitude:1,500m
          Population:652045
          Size:1,468 km2

          Local Availability

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            Beer (multinational)500mlCNY6.50
            Beer (national)500mlCNY1.65
            Fizzy drink1 litreCNY5.20
            Fruit juice1 litreCNY9.50
            Gin (multinational)1 litreCNY110
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            Milk1 litreCNY17
            Oil1 litreCNY21
            Rum (multinational)1 litreCNY85
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            Whisky (multinational)1 litreCNY160
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            Wine1 bottleCNY49
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            Almonds100gCNY18
            Apples1kgCNY14
            Bananas1kgCNY10
            Bell pepper1kgCNY6
            Bread1 loafCNY8
            Carrots1kgCNY6
            Chillies1kgCNY10
            Chocolate (multinational)1 barCNY5
            Chocolate (national)1 barCNY3
            Coconut milk1 canCNY6.50
            Cucumber1kgCNY8
            Eggs1 dozenCNY14
            Garlic1kgCNY12
            Ginger1kgCNY11
            Honey1 jarCNY27
            Ice cream1 unitCNY3.50
            Jam1 jarCNY6.82
            Onions1kgCNY2
            Oranges1kgCNY26
            Pasta1kgCNY17
            Peanut butter1 jarCNY17
            Peanuts100gCNY13
            Potatoes1kgCNY5
            Raisins100gCNY4.20
            Rice1kgCNY8
            Sandwich1 unit
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            Tomatoes1kgCNY6
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            Conditioner1 bottleCNY25
            Condoms1 packCNY8.20
            Deodorant1 canCNY22
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            Razors1 packCNY24
            Sanitary towels1 packCNY9
            Shampoo1 bottleCNY21
            Soap1 barCNY3.60
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            Toilet roll1 unitCNY2.10
            Toothpaste1 tubeCNY8
            Washing powder1 boxCNY8.50
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            Antiseptic cream1 tubeCNY13
            Bandages1 packCNY6.50
            Chapstick1 unitCNY8
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            Headache tablets1 packCNY2.50
            Ibuprofen1 packCNY3
            Mosquito repellent1 bottleCNY14
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            Plasters1 packCNY4.80
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            Batteries4-packCNY27
            Chilli powder100gCNY18.50
            Cigarettes (multinational)20-packCNY21
            Cigarettes (national)20-packCNY5.50
            Coriander100gCNY23
            Cumin100gCNY21
            Fuel1 litre
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            Internet1 hour
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            Lighter1 unitCNY1
            Matches1 packCNY0.50
            Paprika100gCNY21
            Travel multiadapter1 unit
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            Turmeric100gCNY24
            Stock1 packCNY5.50

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