The Dali Old Town
The Dali Old Town is located at the north of Xiaguan Town, 15 kilometers away, is situated between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake. It first built in Ming Dynasty, is a historic town with rich culture. It is also the ancient capital of Nanzhao Kingdom and Dali Kingdom. Dali Old Town is formed the square-shaped structure, laid out on a typical north-south, east-west axis. There are four main city gate towers on each of the axes, five north-south streets and eight east-west streets. All the streets in the old town give a feeling like chessboard. Compared to Lijiang Old Town (Dayan Gucheng), Dali Old Town is more leisure and elegant. It is a very comfortable site which can be visited all year round. There is a saying going "Good Scenery is the month of March". If you want to enjoy Bai's grand festival, you can come in the beautiful spring and catch the rare chance to join in March Fair. Half day tour will be suggested for visiting the old town.