Peoples Road Dali - the most popular, central street in Dali Old Town
In Dali Old Town, People’s Road is the most popular street among locals and tourists. You could not only find cafes, restaurants, hotels and bars on the road, but also you will enjoy great street music there. Local handicrafts, such as the unique tie-dye cloth of the Bai people and painted clay sculptures and the like could be found there.
- Chinese Name: Dali Renminlu (大理人民路)
- Length: 1.5 x kilometers
- Things to do there: Photography, Hiking, Shopping, Food
- Who visits: Photographers, Adventure Enthusiasts, Foodies
- Time required: 1 – 2 x hours
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What to expect at Peoples Road Dali
In the afternoon, a variety of interesting stalls always show up on the road. The owners of the stalls sell their own items, such as handicrafts and the old items. Some street singers also offer beautiful songs. Some of them sing the original songs to music created by their hands on a guitar. Some of them are just the backpackers in Dali.
You could also explore the old Bai houses and the lanes connected to the road if you are more interested to get much acquainted with the local life. In the evening, the punk pub run by a British always attracts many tourists. In one of the bars, you may befriend with one of the travelers and share the traveling experience with one another. If you are hungry, you could try local food at one of the restaurants on the eastern section or just refresh yourself at one of the Western restaurants.
Vehicles except bikes or local shuttle buses are forbidden to run on the road. Thus, you could visit the road with your foot or on a bike.
Best time to visit Peoples Road Dali
If you would like to enjoy street music, the best time to visit People’s Road Dali is in the afternoon and evening.
The best months to visit are from April to October.
How to get to Peoples Road Dali
As People’s Road is situated in Dali Old Town which is no traffic zone, you could take Bus 8 to West Gate of Dali Old Town (大理古城西门) or rent a vehicle to one of the gates of the old town. Then, walk to the road.
Additional Peoples Road Dali Travel Advice
- Opening hours: 24 hours.
- As at 20th October 2020, the entrance pricing to the town is free of charge.
- Please wear the sunscreen scream and sunglasses during the daytime even in winter as the sunshine is very strong in Dali.