Source: Shanghai Daily | 2013-12-12 | Editor:
Dali (File Photo)
Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake in Dali, Yunnan Province, are dreamy destinations for every tourist. Although hiking in Cangshan Mountain requires a lot of energy since the altitude is about 3,500 to 4,000 meters, the landscape in the area is absolutely worth it. Clean, flowing streams and ancient temples mark the area. A 5.5 kilometer, 30-minute cable car ride is another alternative.
Spending several hours on a boat tour of Erhai Lake is relaxing. The blue lake, blue sky and green mountains form a peaceful scene, and there is nothing more delicious than fresh fish from the lake.
It is about a four-hour ride from Dali to Lijiang. If the weather allows, a trip to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The mountain, which has a glacier on top, exudes beauty. During sunny days, sunshine paints the mountain peak golden, while the Blue-Moon Valley under the mountain glitters like a sapphire. Halfway up the mountain, the warm Spruce Meadow is an ideal place for a walk.
After your return from the snow mountain area, check out the bars and restaurants in the ancient town. Lijiang is a good place for preserved ribs, tongue, grilled matsutake mushrooms, pea jelly and grilled rice cakes.
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