Butterfly Resort Dali

Dali, China

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  • Peaceful and tranquil resort atmosphere
  • Within easy reach of the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple – one of Dali’s most scenic spots
  • Comfortable spacious rooms that comes with balcony and terrace
  • Villa room categories come with its own private pool, a delightful facility to have for both couples and families

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From the subtropical lowlands in the south up to glacier-capped mountains in the north, Yunnan is a province of extremes. The climate varies so much across this vast and diverse area, that it has given rise to an ancient Chinese saying: “You can enjoy all four seasons on the same mountain, with each just a few miles from the next”. Generally speaking, most of Yunnan province is mild in winter and cool in summer, with large variances in temperature occurring across the day. Mornings can start with a wintery chill, and warm up to 25°C by lunchtime. Spring and Autumn are mild and pleasant and the best times to visit Yunnan, despite May being the rainiest month of the year. For snow-capped mountains and dramatic alpine scenes, the winter months of November to January can be spectacular.


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Situated near the Dali Ancient city and surrounded by the region’s stunning mountain and lake, Butterfly Resort Dali offers state-of-the-art accommodation with lovely rooms and suites.

Surrounded by mountains and clear lakes, the enchanting Butterfly Resort Dali is only 10 minutes walking distance away from one of Dali’s most scenic spot – The Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple. There is a total of 60 guestrooms which are ample-sized and suitably catered for families. They are decorated in neutral tone with traditional Chinese decorative influence to reflect the region of Yunnan. Relax in the comfort of your terrace as you enjoy the landscape gardens of the hotel.
Chinese and Western cuisine are readily available in the two restaurants on the ground floor of the resort. The ingredients and wine list are carefully selected and sourced by the chef to maintain the highest level of freshness and taste.
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The Butterfly Resort Dali consists of 60 rooms, ranging from 80sqm to 560sqm. Enjoy the luxury of space and the harmonious blend of wooden tones with subtle traditional influences in the design of the rooms. Relax and soak in the scenery of the landscape in the security of your terrace. Villas come fitted with a private pool and the two storey Villa Mansion is a great option for larger families. It consists of a living room, kitchen, dining room, a master room with sauna facilities, 2 guestrooms, a study room and even an entertainment room!


While the resort does not provide specific child care amenities, the rooms are large and accommodating for families.


There are two restaurants in the resort offering both local and Western cuisine. The menu has been carefully curated by the chefs as with the selection of wine in the restaurants.


  • Cultural Dali

    Take a cable car to Cangshan Mountain Peak and walk to explore the Gantong Temple and Zhonghe Temple. Proceed to the famous Three Pagodas of Dali before ending with a visit to historic Dali Old Town.

  • Donglianhua, Weishan & Weibao Mountain

    Today, we make visit to two ancient villages of Donglianhua and Weishan before continuing into Weibao Mountain for a 40-minute hike to Changcun Cave.

  • Horseback Ride in Xizhou

    Enjoy 1-hour hoseback riding in Xizhou, passing through vast pastoral trails, wetlands and reeds. You may come across traditional Bai women, egret birds or eagles depending on your luck!

  • Outskirts of Dali Exploration

    Visit the rotating market in a local village and watch the locals go about their daily activities. Take a boat cruise of Lake Erhai and enjoy the scenic lake views.

  • Rushan Cheese Workshop

    This 30-minute workshop provide unique insights into the unique culinary culture of the Bai people. Rushan cheese is made from fresh milk, boiled and shaped into a wrapped thin sheet resembling a folding fan.

  • Taoxigu Tea & Waterfall

    Today, we head into Taoxigu Valley at Cangshan Mountain, where you will visit Tuocha Tea Factory & Museum before embarking on a hike to a waterfall. Conclude at Mocui Tea House to rest and enjoy some tea-picking, roasting and tea cake-making experience.

  • Three Course Tea Ceremony

    Experience the ancient tea ceremony customary to the Bai people. The practice has been ongoing since the Ming dynasty.

  • Tie & Dye Workshop

    Learn about the traditional folk crafts of the Bai people in this Tie & Dye Workshop. The workshop takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.

  • Xizhou Morning Market & Zhoucheng's Farmer Home

    Stroll through the Xizhou Morning Market to purchase fresh produces. Afterwards, we continue into a local farmer's home in Zhoucheng to learn about their produces and taste their local specialties, finished off with a Three Course Tea Ceremony.

Location & directions

Dali, China

Butterfly Resort Dali is within walking distance from the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, one of Dali’s most scenic spots. It also grants convenient access to Erhai Lake.  The hotel is located 50 minutes drive away from Dali Airport.

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