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Dali Old Town (Dali Ancient City) Tours and Activities

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Sandwiched between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake sits one of China’s most spectacular ancient cities, Dali. Dating back to the late fourteenth century, Dali got its start as a gateway to the Silk Road from Southwest China. Today, Dali Old Town (Dali Ancient City) — navigable on foot — is ringed by a 25-foot (7.5-meter) stone wall with grand gates facing in each direction. Within those walls, traditional Bai ethnic minority architecture now house shops, cafes and guest houses.

Fuxing Road, the busiest street through Dali Old Town, links the South and North Gates and is a popular spot for buying souvenirs. The upper portion of Huguo Road, nicknamed ‘Foreigner Street,’ is lined with Chinese and Western restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and small boutiques.

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3-Day Dali, Shaxi & Lijiang Tour

3-Day Dali, Shaxi & Lijiang Tour

Embark on a comprehensive tour of Dali, Shaxi, and Lijiang without worrying about transportation. Visit places missed by most visitors and learn about local culture and the lesser-known customs of the area's ethnic minorities. Includes accommodation and some meals.
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  • 3 days
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$572.31
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$572.31
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1-Day Dali tour from Kunming by Round-way Bullet Train

1-Day Dali tour from Kunming by Round-way Bullet Train

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Visit highlights of Dali including the Dali Xizhou old village, Erhai lake, Three Pagodas and Dali ancient city with day tour from Kunming by round way bullet train. You will be picked up and dropped off at Kunming hotel.
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  • 7 hours
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$337.74
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$337.74
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8-Day Private Yunnan Tour to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La

8-Day Private Yunnan Tour to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La

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This private tour packages covers the most interesting facets of Yunnan Province. Highlights include Kunming’s geological wonder the Stone Forest; Dali Old Town, the former political, cultural and economic center of Yunnan; Lijian Old Town, for 800 years home to the Naxi ethnic minority and Pudacuo National Park, a protected wetlands area in Shangri-La (Zhongdian).
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,727.00
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$1,727.00
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Yunnan outdoor adventure trip

Yunnan outdoor adventure trip

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The "Lost Horizon, "in Shangri-la of James Milton's. It attract a lot hiking lovers to discover this area if you like outdoor sports you cannot miss this tour. Yunnan has a vast territory, magnificent mountains and rivers, and abundant natural resources. It is a very magical land. Welcome to open the adventure tour of Yunnan with us.
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  • 8 days
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$1,857.44
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$1,857.44

Essential High Light · Due West

Essential High Light · Due West

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Let's get through tow ethnic minorities which are Bai and Naxi people in this time. Enjoying their local delicious, going to biggest ancient town in south west of China, discovering the history of a strong but short existed ancient kingdom which was called Nanzhao in Shibao mountain, walking through the ancient trading market which is called Shaxi on the old tea horse road, or just bathing in the sunshine at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
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  • 6 days
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$738.79
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6 Days Yunnan Province:Kunming,Dali,Lijiang Nature & Culture Tour (5-star hotel)

6 Days Yunnan Province:Kunming,Dali,Lijiang Nature & Culture Tour (5-star hotel)

Yunnan is a province of the China, located in the far southwest of the China. Due to its unique geographical environment and historical reasons, Yunnan is rich in tourism resources, including natural resources and historical site. This 6 days Yunnan tour covered the 3 major destinations: Kunming,the capital of Yunnan province, you will be amazed by the unique stone forest. Dali Ancient Town, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, known for its natural scenery, historical and cultural heritage, and vibrant nightlife. Lijiang is famous for its UNESCO Heritage Site, the Old Town of Lijiang.The town has a history going back more than 800 years and was once a confluence for trade along the old tea horse road. The Lijiang old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The old town of Lijiang differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the Nakhi people.
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  • 6 days
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$1,792.09
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$1,792.09
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2-Day Shangri-La Private Tour

2-Day Shangri-La Private Tour

Visit highlights of Shangri-La including the Songzanlin Monastery,Nixi Pottery Village,Dukezong Ancient Town, Potatso National Park and Baiji Temple with this 2 days private tour from Shangri-la. You will be picked up at Shangri-la hotel/airport and dropped off at Shangri-la hotel.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$328.21
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$328.21
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17-Days Self-Guided Tour from Yunnan via Guizhou to Guilin

17-Days Self-Guided Tour from Yunnan via Guizhou to Guilin

Visit highlights of Yunnan province to Guilin via Guizhou province including the Shangri-La(Diqing),Lijiang,Dali,Kunming,Xingyi,Anshun,Guiyang,Kaili,Zhaoxing, Longji terraces, Guilin and Yangshuo with this Private self-guided 17 days tour from Shangri-La(Diqing). You will be picked up Shangri-La hotel/airport and dropped off at the Guilin train station/airport.
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  • 17 days
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$2,307.70
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$2,307.70
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15-Day Private Tour from Guizhou to Yunnan

15-Day Private Tour from Guizhou to Yunnan

Visit highlights of Guizhou province and Yunnan province including the Zhaoxing,Kaili,Guiyang,Anshun, Xingyi,Kunming,Dali,Lijiang and Shangri-La(Diqing) with this Private 15 days tour from Guizhou Zhaoxing. You will be picked up Congjiang train station/Guiyang hotel and dropped off at the Shangri-La hotel/airport.
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  • 15 days
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$2,820.52
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$2,820.52
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14-Days Private Tour from Yunnan to Guizhou

14-Days Private Tour from Yunnan to Guizhou

Visit highlights of Yunnan province and Guizhou province including the Shangri-La(Diqing),Lijiang,Dali,Kunming,Xingyi,Anshun,Guiyang,Kaili and Zhaoxing with this Private 14 days tour from Shangri-La(Diqing). You will be picked up Shangri-La hotel/airport and dropped off at the Congjiang train station/Guiyang airport.
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  • 14 days
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$3,446.16
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$3,446.16
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7-Days Tour from Shangri-La to Kunming and overnight in Tiger Leaping Gorge

7-Days Tour from Shangri-La to Kunming and overnight in Tiger Leaping Gorge

Visit highlights of Yunnan including Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-la(Diqing) and overnight in Tiger leaping Gorge with this 7 days private tour from Shangri-la. You will be picked up at Shangri-la hotel/airport and dropped off at Kunming hotel/airport/train station.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,774.36
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$1,774.36
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6 Days Yunnan Province:Kunming, Dali, Lijiang Nature&Culture Tour (5-star hotel)

6 Days Yunnan Province:Kunming, Dali, Lijiang Nature&Culture Tour (5-star hotel)

Yunnan is a province of the China, located in the far southwest of the China. Due to its unique geographical environment and historical reasons, Yunnan is rich in tourism resources, including natural resources and historical site. This 6 days Yunnan tour covered the 3 major destinations: Kunming,the capital of Yunnan province, you will be amazed by the unique stone forest. Dali Ancient Town, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, known for its natural scenery, historical and cultural heritage, and vibrant nightlife. Lijiang is famous for its UNESCO Heritage Site, the Old Town of Lijiang.The town has a history going back more than 800 years and was once a confluence for trade along the old tea horse road. The Lijiang old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The old town of Lijiang differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the Nakhi people.
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  • 6 days
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$1,792.09
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$1,792.09
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8 Days Yunnan Province:Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-La Tour (5-star hotel)

8 Days Yunnan Province:Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-La Tour (5-star hotel)

Yunnan is a province of the China, located in the far southwest of the China. Due to its unique geographical environment and historical reasons, Yunnan is rich in tourism resources, including natural resources and historical site. This 6 days Yunnan tour covered the 4 major destinations: Kunming,the capital of Yunnan province, you will be amazed by the unique stone forest. Dali Ancient Town, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, known for its natural scenery, historical and cultural heritage, and vibrant nightlife. Lijiang is famous for its UNESCO Heritage Site.The Lijiang old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The old town of Lijiang differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the Nakhi people. Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton who describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley.
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  • 8 days
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$2,362.01
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$2,362.01
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4-Day Private Tour from Dali to Lijiang and overnight in Shaxi

4-Day Private Tour from Dali to Lijiang and overnight in Shaxi

Visit highlights of Yunnan including Dali, Shaxi and Lijiang with this 4 days private tour from Dali. You will be picked up Dali airport/train station and dropped off at the Lijiang/Shuhe hotel.
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  • 4 days
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$840.00
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$840.00
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7-Days tour from Lijiang to Kunming to and overnight in Yuanyang Rice Terraces

7-Days tour from Lijiang to Kunming to and overnight in Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Visit highlights of Yunnan area including Kunming,Yuanyang Rice Terraces,Dali and Lijiang old town with this private 7 days tour from Lijiang. You will be picked up at Lijiang hotel/airport/train station and dropped off at the Kunming hotel/airport.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,766.66
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$1,766.66
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Private hiking and trekking tour to Cangshan Mountain from Dali

Private hiking and trekking tour to Cangshan Mountain from Dali

Meet guide in the hotel lobby at 8:30am, start day trip to Cangshan Mountain , you will take Gantong cable car to the Mountain and visit streams , chessboard, waterfalls, then you will start your hiking tour at Jade belt road, it includes 19 peaks and 18 streams with the highest Malong peak is 4122 meter above sea level, today you will do the hiking and trekking about 9.8 kilometers, it’s a good way to hug nature and take deep breath in the green Mountains with plenty of oxygen, pls wear good walking shoes and take water with you meanwhile I advise you take some snacks as not many shops in the Mountain, after the hiking way you will take chairlift down to the Mountain, take private transfer to Dali old town and we will arrange your food at the local restaurant, after lunch you will visit the Dali old town.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.45
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$175.45
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15-Day Private Tour from Lijiang to Guizhou and Zhangjiajie

15-Day Private Tour from Lijiang to Guizhou and Zhangjiajie

Visit highlights of China including the Yunnan,Guizhou and Zhangjiajie this 15 day private tour from Yunnan Lijiang. You will be picked up from your Lijiang hotel and dropped off at Zhangjiajie.
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$3,054.45
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$3,054.45
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7-Days tour from Kunming to Shangri-La and overnight in Tiger Leaping Gorge

7-Days tour from Kunming to Shangri-La and overnight in Tiger Leaping Gorge

Visit highlights of Yunnan including Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-la(Diqing) and overnight in Tiger leaping Gorge with this 7 days private tour from Kunming. You will be picked up at Kunming hotel/airport/train station and dropped off at Shangri-la hotel/airport.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,825.86
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$1,825.86
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26-Day Private Tour from Chengdu to Guangzhou with the Driver

26-Day Private Tour from Chengdu to Guangzhou with the Driver

Visit highlights of China including the Sichuan,Yunnan,Guizhou,Guangxi and Gaungdong provinces with this private 26 days tour from Chengdu. You will be picked up from Chengdu hotel and dropped off at Guangzhou.
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  • 26 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$4,102.57
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$4,102.57
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8 Days Yunnan Province:Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-La Tour (5-star hotel)

8 Days Yunnan Province:Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-La Tour (5-star hotel)

Yunnan is a province of the China, located in the far southwest of the China. Due to its unique geographical environment and historical reasons, Yunnan is rich in tourism resources, including natural resources and historical site. This 6 days Yunnan tour covered the 4 major destinations: Kunming,the capital of Yunnan province, you will be amazed by the unique stone forest. Dali Ancient Town, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, known for its natural scenery, historical and cultural heritage, and vibrant nightlife. Lijiang is famous for its UNESCO Heritage Site.The Lijiang old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The old town of Lijiang differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the Nakhi people. Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton who describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley.
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  • 8 days
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$2,362.01
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From
$2,362.01
Price varies by group size

Private Day Tour of Dali Explore the Ancient City

Private Day Tour of Dali Explore the Ancient City

Experience the many cultural and natural attractions of Dali on this easy day trip. Visit this ancient city, with its ethnic Bai culture and architecture. Also spend time on one of the largest lakes in China, Lake Erhai, on a cruise. Travelers with a range of interests will enjoy the monasteries, pagodas, markets, and villages included on the full itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.39
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$175.39
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9-Day Private Tour from Kunming to Shangri-La

9-Day Private Tour from Kunming to Shangri-La

Visit highlights of Yunnan including Kunming, Dongchuan, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La with this 9 days tour from Kunming. You will be picked up from your Kunming hotel and dropped off at the Shangri-la airport.
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  • 9 days
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$2,030.00
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$2,030.00
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8 Days Yunnan Province:Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-La Tour (5-star hotel)

8 Days Yunnan Province:Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-La Tour (5-star hotel)

Yunnan is a province of the China, located in the far southwest of the China. Due to its unique geographical environment and historical reasons, Yunnan is rich in tourism resources, including natural resources and historical site. This 6 days Yunnan tour covered the 4 major destinations: Kunming,the capital of Yunnan province, you will be amazed by the unique stone forest. Dali Ancient Town, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, known for its natural scenery, historical and cultural heritage, and vibrant nightlife. Lijiang is famous for its UNESCO Heritage Site.The Lijiang old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The old town of Lijiang differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the Nakhi people. Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton who describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley.
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  • 8 days
From
$2,362.01
Price varies by group size
From
$2,362.01
Price varies by group size

7-Days tour from Kunming to Lijiang and overnight in Yuanyang Rice Terraces

7-Days tour from Kunming to Lijiang and overnight in Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Visit highlights of Yunnan area including Kunming,Yuanyang Rice Terraces,Dali and Lijiang old town with this private 7 days tour from Kunming. You will be picked up at Kunming hotel/airport and dropped off at the Lijiang hotel/airport/train station.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$1,755.00
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$1,755.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dali Old Town (Dali Ancient City) costs USD 139.62. Guided Dali Old Town (Dali Ancient City) tours start around USD 139.62 per person. See all 31 Dali Old Town (Dali Ancient City) tickets and tours on Viator.
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