My travel plans are so far this : Arrive Shanghai, explore Shaoxing and vicinity, train to Guangzhou, onward either to Guilin and the terraces OR to Dali in Yunnan. it looks a beautiful place but its more travelling.
Trains are not direct either so how much would it cost to fly ? i would go about 5th October for 4 days
Are they any HALAL Restaurants in Dali?
If you are on limited time (aren't we all?) which is better, Lijiang or Dali?
please help I am grappling with my itinerary ...
I will be heading toward Dali in late October and understand the best time to visit Myanmar and all its Buddhist pagodas is after November. There is only one hostel in the entire country, located in Yagon (Rangoon), as far as I am aware of. Also there is a train but I don't know whether it reaches as far as China or Thailand. Would anyone know the various ways a backpacker could enter Myanmar from Yunnan?
Does the night train Kunming-Dali have softsleeper?
I am trying to fit Dali into my itenerary and noticed that Ill be there around the time of the Sanyue jie festival. Is this worth visiting for? It would mean cutting out Kunming or backtracking to Kunming at a later time.
Any suggestions are appreciated!!
I am travelling from New Zealand with my son who's been teaching English in Chengdu, and will be in Dali in late January.
We are considering these guesthouses/hostels ...can anybody tell me whether they have twin rooms with own bathroom (& western style toilet) that have some kind of HEATING (any other advice on Dali accomodation welcome):
1. Dali mingtong yingxian hotel, Cai Cun village ...webpage on www.hostelbookers.com, but doesn't mention heating.
2. No 3 Guesthouse (has Korean & Chinese webpage but no English)
3. Dali Siji (4 Seasons) Inn has webpage on www.wacts.com - says Air-conditioning....that means heating in the winter?
Is there enough in Dali to occupy my wife and me for three days? We aren't the type to sit around a cafe and watch the time fly. We more about to see things. Your comments are appreciated.
hi there, just want to check with you, so you liked everything about the place except the bathrooms were dirty/smelly? thinking of staying there next week but very worried about dirty bathrooms... thanks
Where is the Old People's Home for Bai men and women in Dali?
We're visiting Dali in mid-November and considering staying at
a. Jim's Tibetan Hotel. This seems to be a different hotel from Jim's Guesthose and Peace Cafe. china-travel.nl/english/gues...
b. Old Dali Inn No. 5 (4 Seasons Hotel). treehouse.ofb.net/guide/view...
We're wondering if anyone has stayed at these hotels recently and can give us some feedback on these hotels pls?
Does anyone know about the Landscape Hotel? I have not been able to find any info about it on the net. My travel agent is recommending it, but I'm not sure. Any info would be appreciated.
Any vt knows of any nice residential area in Dali, or in Yunnan, (preferably in Dali) please let me know. Thank you for your time.