I am currently in Dali which I was told was a quiet laid back town in the mountains. Well it’s near the mountains alright. I’s also the most touristy little town I have been into years. Sure most of the tourists are Chinese but they are tourists all the same. The old town is scenic but wall to wall souvenir shops and restaurants. I’ll see if I can get up the mountain tomorrow. Apparently there is a nice walk along one of the ridges.
The photo is a pagoda that was build about eleven hundred years ago and one of the top attractions in town. The entry fee is over $20 so I just took some photos from the outside.