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2006 - Beijing to Bangkok overland (Part 6 - Dali)

Further into Yunnan province.

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Wednesday 15 November - A late start for the drive to Dali. The MCA guest house has an excellent restaurant and an empty swimming pool.

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Yunnan scenery.

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Yunnan scenery.

Thursday 16 November - I walked main street with Martin. There are lots of tourist and tourist shops selling all sorts of stuff. Also lots of locals dressed up in traditional fashion having their photos take with tourists. We found our way out the other side by the Three Pagodas. The entrance fee was extortionate at 121 yuan ($30) so did not go in. We managed to get some photos anyway. We came back along the main road via another single pagoda but it was closed due to renovation. The hotel put on a BBQ for dinner which was excellent.

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Tourists and guides.

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The South Gate.

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"Come and have your photo taken with us. Only 50 Yuan."

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One of the many temples in the town.

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Another of the many temples.

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Yet another temple in town.

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A local.

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The Three Pagodas.

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Two of the three pagodas.

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Road building Chinese style.

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The West Gate.

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The pagoda undergoing restoration.

Friday 17 November - A free day in Dali wandering around more sites and trying not to shop at the tourist places.

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Let's photograph some tourists.

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The creek running through Dali.

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The South Gate.

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All lit up at night.

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Early morning shot of the Cangshan Mountains and the city wall.

In all, a nice place to relax for a few days.
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Posted by nzhamsta 13:00 Archived in China Tagged dali

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