Transfer service to hotel
Bai people in Dali
The name of Dali is originated from that of a local regime in history called Kingdom Dali, meaning a state of great order. Many of the architectures of the city were built of marble from the ore nearby, and that is why it is also called a city of Dali Stone (marble). Both Chinese writing and pronunciation of 'great order' and 'marble' are the same.
July 6, Dali Old Town and Three Pagodas Tour
You will have relaxing tour day in Dali today to visit the Three Pagodas and Dali Old Town, we will visit the historical famous Dali old town first ,then move to see the famous Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery, which is located about 1.5km north of Dali Ancient Town. They are standing at the east foot of the tenth peak of the massive Mt. Cangshan and facing the west shore of the Erhai Lake. Three Pagodas are made of brick and covered with white mud.
July 7, Xizhou Old Town, Yan's Mansion, Erhai Lake then drive to Lijiang. Accomodation in Lijiang
The Nanzao Island in Erhai Lake
In the morning, you will be transferred to Erhai Pier--the second largest lake in Yunnan after Dianchi Lake, and one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China. Since the lake has a shape of an ear, it gets the name Erhai (Ear Lake). It stretches 42km from north to south and 3.9km from east to west. We will take a boat to a small island and walk around on it, you can then take a visit to Xizhou Yan's Mansion--the national heritage Courtyard of China. After visit the island, we will drive to Lijiang. We can have a afternoon tour in Lijiang Old town.
Xizhou Old Town
The world cultural heritage site-Lijiang Old Town
July 8, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Impression Lijiang show, Baisha Old Town
On the morning, you will be transfered to Jade Dragon Snow Mountin to visit the glaciers on top of it, and then visit the great show of Impression Lijiang, we can see more than 500 actors and actresses they are from the local 11 minority villages around the snow mountain. This show is made by Zhangyimou, the famous movie director in China, and he directed many famous movies in China. Then we will visit the world cultural heritage site,Baisha old town.
July 9, Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shangrila-Evening Tibetan folk dancing bonfire Party
Accomodation in Shangrila
Today we will have a 3 hours driving to Shangrila, and visit the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge, it is 24 kilometer long and deepth at 3900 meters. Rumors that a tiger had jumped to another side of the gorge from Lijian side. So it henced the name "Tiger Leaping Gorge".
July 10, Songzanlin Monatery and Yila Grassland(Napa Lake)
Today, you will take a full-day sightseeing trip to Napa Lake (Napahai Natural Reserve) --it is both an ideal field for herdsmen and a paradise for many species of birds and Songzanlin Lamasery -- the largest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Yunnan, and one of the 13 large lamaseries in the joint area of Tibet, Yunnan and Sichuan. Evening tour to experience Tibet singing and folk bonfire dancing party.
Tibetan folk sing and dancing
July 11, Departure Shangrila
Transfer service to Shangrila airport and say goodbye to Shangrila, then back to your hometown.
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