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Dali Private Day Trip to Xizhou Old Town, Erhai Lake, Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple & Dali Old Town

Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple

Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple

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Book from: $ 88.00 per person
1 person - per adult:
  • 2 persons - per adult: $248.00
  • 3 persons - per adult: $188.00
  • 4 persons - per adult: $148.00
  • 5 persons - per adult: $138.00
  • 6 persons - per adult: $128.00
  • 7 persons - per adult: $118.00
  • 8 persons - per adult: $108.00
  • 9 persons - per adult: $98.00
  • 10 persons - per adult: $88.00
Child (Age 2-12): 80% of adult price
Infant (Age 0-2): free
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Tour Highlights
• Appreciate traditional Bai minority architecture at Xizhou Old Town
• Cruise the crystal-clear, ear-shaped Erhai Lake adjacent to Dali Ancient Town
• Admire the symbol of Dali, Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, among the oldest standing structures in southwestern China
• Visit Dali Old Town, known for its natural scenery, historical and cultural heritage, and vibrant nightlife
• Experienced English speaking tour guide
• Overland round-trip transfers with private chauffeur and in-transport refreshments

About This Tour
• Departure: Daily departing from Dali
• Tour Duration: Approximately 8 hours.
• Pick-up Time: Between 07:00 and 10:00, choose a departure time most suitable for you.
• Pick-up & Drop-off Place: Your accommodation in Dali
• Advice on Meals: Lunch is not included in this tour, please have a big breakfast and pack snacks just in case you get a bit peckish during sightseeing. If you want to try authentic local food for lunch, please feel free to inform your guide who is always ready to help.

Tour Itinerary at a Glance
• Pick up from your accommodation in Dali
• Visit Xizhou Old Town
• Cruise Erhai Lake & visit Jinsuo Island and local market
• Lunch on your own
• Visit the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple
• Stroll along Dali Old Town
• Transfer back to your accommodation in Dali

Tailor This Tour to Meet Your Needs and Requirements
• If you want to modify this itinerary, please feel free to contact GoGrandChina by WhatsApp (+86-18309280878), Wechat (+86-18309280878) or email (, we will create a tailor-made tour package for you.

Tour Prices (US$ Per Person)

1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people 9 people 10 +
$438 $248 $188 $148 $138 $128 $118 $108 $98 $88

Price Remark
• Prices are not valid during China's Official Holidays (such as National Day & Chinese New Year Festival etc.).

Price Inclusions
• Professional English language speaking private tour guide
• Air-conditioned vehicle with private experienced driver
• All admission tickets to sightseeing places
• All government taxes

Price Exclusions
• Hotel accommodation.
• Your personal expenses.
• Meals are excluded allowing you flexibility on menu.
• Travel insurance is not included. Please purchase before your trip to provide for any unforeseen circumstances.
• Gratuities to guide & driver. They are customary and would be of great encouragement and reward for quality service.

Additional Info
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
• The itinerary is subject to change due to traffic conditions or bad weather.
• The itinerary is flexible; changes can be made upon written request from travelers.
• IMPORTANT: It is required by the government regulations that travelers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and date of birth to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in being denied access or admittance to sites and attractions during sightseeing. When you book this tour, please complete all required fields at checkout. Please bring your passport with you on the tour.

Cancellation Policy
• You may cancel the booking and receive a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the date of your tour.
• Cancellation within 24 hours or after the tour begins is non-refundable.
• Cancellation request will be confirmed in 2-5 business days, you will receive your refund within 14 working days.

Why Travelers Have to Choose GoGrandChina Private Tours?
• Choose your most suitable departure time, whether you are an early bird or you prefer sleeping in.
• GoGrandChina private tours are more flexible, allowing you to adjust everything on your trip to your wishes.
• GoGrandChina tour guides will be at your service to make sure you get the most from each destination. They are there for you and are responsible for making your journey special – and your needs always come first.
• GoGrandChina offers comfortable and luxury vehicles with a private & experienced driver who’s always by your side and ready to take you to your next destination.
• No shopping stops & factory visits, no chance of getting ripped off.
• No hidden costs, rest assured that there are no nasty surprises.


Know Before You Go
• Pick-up time will be confirmed by WhatsApp, WeChat or email.
• Keep your passport on you constantly. It might be needed to buy entrance tickets.
• Your guide will hold GoGrandChina welcome sign with your name and wait at the appointed meeting place.
• Meals (lunch & dinner) are not included. Please feel free to ask your guide for suggestions and recommendations.
• GGC is using WeChat (+86-18309280878) & WhatsApp (+86-18309280878) for instant messaging. Please add us to reach your GGC service staff at anytime.
• We provide up to 20 minutes of waiting at the pick-up address. If you don’t show up during the waiting time and cannot be contacted, your tour will be cancelled and you will receive no refund.
• Please be aware that if you book your accommodation on Airbnb, you may not be picked-up at the door for reasons that Airbnb accommodations may not be reached by vehicles due to community regulations.

Hotel Pick-up & Transfer to Xizhou Old Town
Your private guide will be holding GoGrandChina pick-up sign and waiting for you in your hotel lobby (or other appointed meeting place) at the appointed time. You will be transferred to Xizhou Old Town (about 20km) in a comfortable private vehicle.

Visit Xizou Old Town
Xizhou Old Town is located 20 km (12 mi) north of Dali Old Town. The town consists of 13 small villages with a combined population estimated at 2,500, mostly consisting of Bai people. Xizhou has been historically important as a trading post along the Tea Horse Road, it was once home to a landing strip and radio station for the Flying Tigers during WWII, has been home to notable rulers and governors of local polities past and present, and has gained notoriety in modernity for its high concentration of preserved and restored traditional Bai architecture and protected heritage sites. The best documented aspect of Bai culture in Xizhou is the traditional architecture. An iconic and important attribute of Bai architecture is the inclusion of a large, white reflecting wall in courtyard homes. Wealthier homes will often designate one wall to be a reflecting wall while the other three serve as living spaces. The reflecting wall serves a practical and symbolic purpose; the white color creates a lighter space in the courtyard especially in the afternoon, it typically faces west in Xizhou to reflect evil spirits that dwell in the depths of Erhai lake away, and it reflects luck and prosperity into the room directly opposite, which is considered to be the most important room in the courtyard.

Cruise Erhai Lake
Erhai Lake is an alpine fault lake. Its name means "Ear-shaped Sea", due to its shape as seen by locals and travellers. In size, the North-South length of the lake is 40 kilometres (25 mi) and the East-West width is roughly 7–8 kilometres (4.3–5.0 mi). Its area is 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi), making it the second largest highland lake of China, after Dianchi Lake in Kunming. Its circumference reaches 116 kilometres (72 mi), its average depth is of 11 metres (36 ft) and the total storage capacity of 2.5 billion cubic metres (2,000,000 acre⋅ft). The lake serves as a backdrop to all of Dali City and sandwiches Dali Town in the west against the Cangshan Mountain. The lake's head is at Shangguan Town, its northern extremity, and its southernmost point is at Xiaguan Town. The lake receives water from the Miju and Mici Rivers in the north, the Bolou River in the east, and smallers streams from the Cangshan Mountains in the west. Yangbi River, to the south, is the lake's outlet and eventually flows into the Mekong River. Cruise on Erhai Lake to reach the Jinsuo Island, home to 200 Bai ethnic families. Experience the culture and lifestyle of ethnic Bai people.

Lunch at Your Own Expense
Please feel free to ask your guide for suggestions and recommendations

Visit Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple
Chongsheng Temple was once the royal temple of the Kingdom of Dali, originally built in the 9th century. At its height, the temple included 891 rooms, 11,400 Buddhist iconographies, three pavilions, and seven buildings. The temple was severely damaged by earthquakes and conflict during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. The temple was rebuilt in 2005. The Three Pagodas are made of brick and covered with white mud. The main pagoda, known as Qianxun Pagoda, reportedly built during 823-840 CE by king Quan Fengyou of the Kingdom of Nanzhao, is 69.6 meters (227 feet) high. The other two sibling pagodas, built about one hundred years later, stand to the northwest and southwest of Qianxun Pagoda. They are 42.19 meters (140 feet) high. A lake is located behind the pagodas. Named Reflection Pond, the pond is known to be able to reflect images of the Three Pagodas.

Stroll Along Dali Old Town
Dali has long been a regional centre of commerce, being located at a crossroads of trade routes between Tibet, China, Burma, and Southeast Asia. The Bai people first settled the region 3000 years ago. Dali first emerged as the capital of the Nanzhao Kingdom in the 8th century. Later, the town served as the capital of the Kingdom of Dali until its conquest by the Yuan conquest of the area. The old town of Dali has been preserved in a 1.5 by 1.5 km wide townsite surrounded by its ancient walls. Due to its relatively well-preserved architecture, the town has developed as a major tourist attraction in recent decades. The old town of Dali is located on a plain between Erhai Lake on the east and the Cangshan Mountains to the west.

Transfer Back to Your Hotel
Your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel in Dali.

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