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Dali Old Town Travel Tips

Where to stay: As it is close to the ancient town, a majority of tourists choose to return to the ancient town or head to the next attraction Dali Old Town. The hostel with the best condition in the old town is Fenghua Xueyue Grand Hotel.

Regent Hotel (大理风花雪月大酒店; Dàlǐ Fēnghuāxuěyuè Dàjiǔdiàn), Yu'er Road, Dali Old Town (大理古城玉洱路; Dàlǐgǔchéng Yùěrlù) (On Cang Mountain facing Erhai Lake), ☎ +86 872 2666666, fax: +86 872 2682082, e-mail: Five-star hotel in Bai architecture style. Very large rooms with free internet. Business center, currency exchange, gift shop, beauty salon, ticket office, karaoke, night club, billiards, table tennis, fitness, tennis, massage and outdoor swimming pool available. Chinese and Western restaurants as well as coffee shop and bar. The hotel comes with everything you can expect from a Chinese five star hotel, but lacks something in taste, service and Western breakfast compared to what you will find in larger cities. Listed rates for doubles ¥880-5,800 including breakfast.

Landscape Hotel (大理古城兰林阁酒店; Dàlǐgǔchéng Lánlíngé Jiǔdiàn), Yu'er Road, Dali Old Town (大理古城玉洱路96号; Dàlǐgǔchéng Yùěrlù) (At the foot of Cang Mountain close to Erhai Lake), ☎ +86 872 2666188, fax: +86 872 2666189, e-mail: Spacious rooms with internet access against surcharge. Business center, currency exchange, gift shop, ticket office, massage and sauna available. Chinese restaurant, coffee shop and room service. Listed rates for doubles from ¥460, discounted from ¥250, including breakfast.

Bird Nest (鸟窝), 22 Renmin Road (Tucked into a courtyard Bai house at the top of Renmin Road), ☎ +86 872 2661843. Very comfortable range of rooms from dorm beds, single, double and suite rooms to a private, 3 bedroom courtyard house with kitchen. Free wifi, 24 hour hot water, chill bar, good pizza and great Greek style yogurt. ¥30-500.

Dali Mingtong Yinxian Youth Hostel, Caicun Dock, Dali Old Town, ☎ +86 872 2691261, +86 13888635082. On the banks of Erhai Lake; there is an enjoyable view of the whole lake from the terrace on the third floor. Located in a Bai village, it is very quiet at night. Dorms ¥25, ensuite doubles from ¥80.


Where to visit: Dali Old Town is a charming city with green hills and clear water, its tourism resources are unique and various. Within the territory, there are over 11 scenic plots such as Dali Old Old Town, Erhai Lake Villages, Erhai Lake, Butterfly Spring, Wase Market, Tang Dynasty Three Pagodas, Shaping Market, Xizhou, Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, Chiyumo art space, and Foreigner Street.



When to visit: The best time to visit Dali Old Town is from March to October when springtime is in full swing and all of nature seems to be in the process of rebirth.Trees and flowers of this garden city are green and in full bloom. Before your Dali tour, please check the Dali weather to have a clear plan for your happy trip.


Population: about 32,000

Nationalities: Bai(82.97%),Han(9.3%),Yi(7.2%),Hui(0.11%),Lisu(0.24%),Miao(0.18%).

Area: about 12 square kilometers

Zip code: 671003

Area code: 0872

Useful Numbers

Consumer Complaint: 12315

Tourist Complaint: 0872-2670384

Telephone Number Inquiry: 114

Weather Forecast: 121

Fire: 119

Police: 110

Ambulance: 120




Name:Postal Saving Bank of China

Address:No.59 Yeyu Road,Dali Old Town


Internet Bars:

Name:Yiluxingkong Internet Bar

Address: No.15,Renming Road,Dali Old Town


Post Office:

Name:Post Office of Dali Old Town

Address: No.55,North Renming Road, Dali Old Town


Book Stores:

Name:Xinhua Book Store

Address:No.292,Fuxing Road,Dali Old Town



Name:No.2 People’s Hospital of Dali Old Town

Tel: (0872)2670031

Address: No.580,Fuxing Road,Dali Old Town

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