5 Days Lijiang - Dali - Tengchong - Dieshuihe Waterfall - Rehai Park - Beihai Wetland park - Heshun village - Volcanic Park
Dali Ancient Town
On the first day, take a bus at Lijiang Passenger Transport Center (Telephone: 0888-5122536) to go to Dali. It takes about 3.5 hours to get there and the bus fare is between 35RMB and 50RMB per person. The buses are available every 30 minutes from 7:00 in the morning to 18:30. We suggest you stay at the Golden Dali Hotel (Address: North Canglang Road, Xiaguan Economic Development Zone, Dali; Telephone: 0872-2191888). Explore this old city in the afternoon to appreciate its local cultural and the beautiful scenery.
On the morning of the second day, take a bus at the Dali bus terminal to Tengchong. During the day, there are 5 buses that travel between these two places. And the last bus of the day departs before 15:00. Generally, it takes 6-7 hours to get to Tengchong from Dali. And the bus fare is about 70RMB. Upon arrival, find a local hotel to stay overnight preparing for your next day's hiking.
On the third day, go to visit the Dieshuihe waterfall which is located at the county area of Tengchong. The admission fee is 20RMB. Then take a special tour bus at Tengchong county to get to Rehai Park (Admission fee: 30RMB); it is a further 12.5km away. The bus fare is 5RMB per person. Rehai Park is well known for its geothermal energy. You can have a bath in a hot spring pool to experience the authentic geothermal water there. There are 64 geothermic activity areas and 80 hot spring groups in this park and the highest heat of water here is 96.3 centigrade degree. Return to the county by bus before evening.
On the fourth day, take a bus at the bus station to go to the Beihai Wetland park (Admission park: 40RMB) which is at a distance of about 12km from the county. It takes about 25 minutes to get there and the bus fare is 5RMB. After reaching there, you can do boating on the lake, the fee is 8RMB to 15RMB. (Tips: In order not to get your clothes wet, you had better prepare slippers, shorts and towel for yourself. Also, you can rent a pair of rain shoes in the park.) In the afternoon, return to the county and take a taxi to Heshun village (Admission fee: 30RMB). This village is 3km away from Tengchong county and the taxi fare is about 10RMB. Here you can see the biggest peasants' library of China, the local-flavored architectures, the Yuanlong pavilion and so on. Return before evening.
Dieshuihe waterfall, Tengchong
On the fifth day, take a bus at Tengchong West Bus Terminal to get to the Volcanic Park (Admission fee: 30RMB) which is 25km from the county. The bus fare is about 10RMB. Get out off the bus at Ma bus station. Then, following the road signs, walk 1km to reach the gate of the park. After entering into the park, walk another 10 minutes to arrive at the foot of Dakong Hill. It will take about 30 minutes of climbing to reach the peak of Dakong Hill. Or you can take the cable car instead. The Mianjing pavilion at the east direction of the peak of Dakong Hill is the best place to appreciate the scenery there. Return to the county in the afternoon.
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