been to a 1 week trip with my brother to Yunnan. We first arrived at Kunming City, but the heavy traffic in the place was a big turn off for us so we decided to head straight for Dali City. We arrived late night at Xiaguan, a town approx 13kms south of Dali. Spent the night there because there are no bus going to Dali anymore. Woke up early the next morning and went straight to the old town of Dali by bus. There, we were offered a tour around Dali by a local freelance tour guide, hesitant at first but we eventually gave in. This was our first stop, the Three Pagodas park.
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