Da Li

Location: Located at the north-western part of Kun Ming, about 45 minutes flying time from Kun Ming, situated at the western side of Er Hai Lake at an altitude of 1900 metres with the Chong Shan Mountain range at the back.

Population: The majority of which, are the 'Bai' tribe.

Da Li Map


Butterfly Spring Park

In the old days, during the 15th and 16th day of the 4th Chinese lunar month, countless butterflies gather together in this park, the day was known as 'butterflies meeting day', but such strange phenomenal suddenly disappeared for years. Nowadays one can still find many different interested species in their Butterfly Conservatory, do look out especially for 'dead-leaves' shape butterflies on some of the flowers.

The jade-colored spring water pond, the pleasant bamboo-lines walk..etc, are worth to take a stroll and have a moment of tranquility.

The pond

Jade-colored water

Scenery around the park

'dead leaves'?

Different butterflies species


Chi Chow


The 'Bai' tribe traditional family residence.


Chong Shan

Ascent to the Chong Shan (mountain) range via cable car, where a number of temples are located, with a panoramic view of Da Li Old Town.

Old Town Map

Da Li Old Town

After entering through the main gate, Nan-sin Lou , is the main street, Fu-xing Lu , where shops and restaurants lie on both sides. 

Bargaining is a must, if one does not want to say "bye bye" to their money too fast.

The main gate - Nan-sing Lou  

Wu-wah Lou


Er Hai Park

The entrance to the Park

Three Pagoda and Song Sing Jit (Temple)

This is a huge newly built temple site, one should take a tourist trolley bus to the top to visit the main temple first, then walk slowly down the hill to visit other temple buildings, or ride in the trolley bus down to the Three Pagodas.

The middle pagoda was built in the year 836, with the height of 69.13 metres having 16 floors. The other two are smaller, both 10 floors at a height of 42.17 metres.

One must try to take a mirror image photo of the three pagodas reflected on the pond.

Three Pagodas

The main Temple

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