The One Resort Dali
At a Glance
- Located in Dali Ancient Town, known for its beautiful natural scenery and historical heritage
- A collection of stunning suites and villas with modern Zen Chinese-style architecture and interiors
Magnificent mountain views from rooms
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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.
To start planning your holiday to The One Resort Dali
The One Resort Dali is a truly unique rural retreat in Dali Ancient Town. A peaceful and luxurious hideaway surrounded by nature and historical architecture built in the traditional Bai ethnic minority style.
As one of the most popular destination in Yunnan, Dali is arguably the most beautiful city due to its mountains and lake, historic buildings and there is plenty to see and do while based at this outstanding hotel.
Most rooms open to the private or semi-private courtyards with individual outdoor seating area. All rooms are carefully furnished in natural wood finishes with a touch of white and black to give the modern touch. Villas are suitable for larger group or families.
|Double Bedroom Villa|
Children are welcome at The One Resort Dali and older kids who has a sense of adventure will love the horse riding, cycling and trekking for the amazing scenery. The hotel has no specific facilities for children but families can enjoy the space of the villas.
The restaurant serves both Western and local Yunnan cuisine in a tranquil setting. Hotel offers a 24 hours front desk. Book yourself a massage session at the Spa and wellness centre to get the best experience. Bicycle rental service is available and guest can use them to pedal to the nearby Erhai lake for the incredible view.
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.
Half day visit to Tiger Leaping Gorge
Head to the Tiger Leaping Gorge and embark on a short hike. Be captivated by the beautiful views of the flanking mountains and river canyon.
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.
Dali, Shaxi, Lijiang & Shangri-La
from £2600 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Stay in charming boutique properties that are carefully curated to complement its environment.
- Explore the Tibetan influenced town of Shangri-la and marvel at the stunning alpine scenery
- Step back in time in Lijiang Old Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site and immerse in the rich blend of cultural heritage through the ages.
Location & directions
The One Resort Dali is located near the Erhai Lake which is an approximate 15 minute drive, while Cangshan Mountain can be reached in 10 minutes. The hotel is a 50 minute drive away from Dali Airport.
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