Best Things To Do in Dali, China

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Dali.

Dali may not be as popular as other cities in China, but don’t let that fool you. Dali is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Dali.

If you have plans to visit China and are not sure if Dali should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Dali and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Dali

Here is the list of things to do in Dali and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Gantong Temple

    4.5 (32 Votes)
    Gantong Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Dali, Yunnan, China

    Also widely known as Dangshan Temple, Gantong Temple is a beautiful temple nestled in the foothills of the Shenying Peak of Cangshan Mountain. Visitors can trek to reach this site or they can reach by private transportation. The stunning vistas of the neighboring valleys, rivers and mountains leaves the visitors breathless as they reach the tem...Read more
  2. Three Pagodas Reflection Park

    Religious Site, Temple, Tower

    Address: 214 National Rd, Dali Shi, Dali Baizuzizhizhou, Yunnan Sheng, China, 671003

    The Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple are an ensemble of three tiered towers arranged on the corners of an equilateral triangle. Made of brick and coated with white mud, the origins of this tower date back to the 10th century. Apart from the pagodas, the visitors can also visit a huge plethora of Buddhist temples and monasteries behind the pag...Read more
  3. Chongsheng Three Pagodas

    Religious Site, Landmark

    Address: 214 National Rd, Dali Shi, Dali Baizuzizhizhou, Yunnan Sheng, China, 671003

    Located at the foothills of Mt Cangshan, overlooking the Erhai Laker, the Three Pagodas date back to the 9th and 10th centuries. The three pagodas are made of three ancient and independent pagodas and form a symmetrical triangular pattern. The middle Pagoda is called the Qianxun Pagoda; it towers over 227 feet and dates back to the Tang Dynasty...Read more
  4. Little Putuo Island

    3.9 (30 Votes)
    Little Putuo Island

    Island, Nature

    Address: Dali 671000, China

    The Little Putuo Island on the Erhai Lake is home to a wonderful pavilion dedicated to Guanyin. The enchanting island derived its name from the Putuo Island in Zhejiang. This rustic island can be explored by a boat from the main shore of Dali. The temple on the island dedicated to Benzhu is very enchanting. It is used as a community hall by the...Read more
  5. Dali Museum

    3.8 (34 Votes)
    Dali Museum Image
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    Museum

    Google Reviews
    Huang-wen Wang

    免费參觀 值得一访~

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  6. Three Pagodas Of Chongsheng Temple (northwest Gate) Image
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    Address: Dali, China, 671003

    Google Reviews
    Gavin Scott

    A large complex of pagodas and temples that we spent almost 3 hours in, though I think most people would do it in 2. we were su...

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  7. Butterfly Spring Park

    3.7 (30 Votes)
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    Park

    Google Reviews
    Shijia Pan

    It's a beautiful park, very relaxing walk

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  8. Weibao Mountain

    4 (12 Votes)