Dali 大理, YunNan province – Travelogue

A fascinating, hour plus documentary by CCTV's Travelogue (from the English language CCTV9 channel).

Dali is a four and a half hours drive from KunMing, the provincial capital of YunNan in south China, or forty minutes by air. By rail it is also connected to nearby LiJiang.

We haven't posted a Travelogue for a couple of years, but are very happy to say that it is back to its best - intelligent presenter and beautiful cinematography. Highly recommended.

Inhabited predominantly by the Bai and Yi ethnic groups.

[640],shadow=true,start=48,stop=

1 : Dali Old Town

1/1 In this segment, presenter Katrina Yu tours the artistic cobblestone streets of the Old Town, meeting adventurous travelers along the way -- and shows where you can party with musical locals at night.

1/2 Katrina sails across the serenely beautiful ErHai Lake, enjoying a taste of ethnic Bai culture along the way. She also gets a lesson in an ancient handcraft and peeks inside a luxurious lakeside guesthouse.

1/3 Katrina strolls through the surrounding grounds of Dali's iconic Three Pagodas, and shows audiences the breath-taking view from the top of the soaring CangShan Mountains.

2 : The outskirts of Dali

2/1 Katrina hikes the holy paths of JiZu Mountain, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in China, and discovers the historic temples which have given the area the nickname of "scented wonderland"

2/2 Katrina visits the traditional ethnic Bai village of XinHua. Join her as she is treated to a colorful 'Eight bowl' Bai banquet and gets a lesson in an age-old handicraft from a master silver maker.

2/3 Katrina wanders through the ancient town of ShaXi. Join her as she savors the sights and tastes of the bustling weekly market, and finds out how this age-old center has succeeded in becoming a modern tourist destination while maintaining its old-world charm.

3 : The 'thousand year old' village of NuoDeng, deep in rural Dali

3/1 Katrina and the crew arrive at the hillside village. They get a taste of Nuodeng's famous salted ham and meet a local man whose character is just as interesting as the temple he guards.

3/2 Katrina visits a unique family museum, and has her pulse checked at a guesthouse where the owners offer holistic health treatments as well as accommodation.

3/3 Katrina plays teacher and student for a day, getting a lesson in local culture at Nuodeng's lively primary school.

YunNan map

Related Videos

Featured Videos

The ancient capital, Xi’An 西安
The life of roses 玫瑰花的一生
Films from YunNan 云南 province (part 2)
Two beautiful films. Unique and made with love - that's what BeijingBuzzz is all about ...
Tim and Glo in Hong Hong 香港
Including the Dragon's Backbone hike to Big Wave Bay. A lovely film ... A short bonus film - the view from Victoria Peak, by Francis So ...
The beautiful LaoJunShan 老君山 mountain and temple, HeNan province
A Taoist mountain near LuoYang. Includes a large statue of LaoZi, author of the Dao De Jing. Not to be confused with LaoJunShan in YunNan.
Rock climbing in YangShuo 阳朔 – video
GuangXi province in south China. A very picturesque place, with thousands of tall karst limestone hills.
Hong Kong 香港 night bus tour
Join us on an open top bus for a circular trip from Central to Kowloon and back ...
Sailing along the Li River 漓江
From GuiLin to YangShuo, GuangXi province ...
Beautiful ZhangJiaJie 张家界 and TianMenShan 天門山
HuNan province.
XiaoQiKong 小七孔 Scenic Area, GuiZhou province
"Seven small arches" ...
NingXia 宁夏 – desert oasis
NingXia province lies in northern China. A GCTN Travelogue ...
The Great Wall of China 长城 in autumn
Sections of the Great Wall near BeiJing, including HuangHua, filmed from a small, remote-controlled quad-copter drone; awesome ...

A selection of popular videos

Keyword / tag search :