|Summer scenery of the Erhai Lake in Dali, May 23, 2014, southwest China's Yunnan province. (People's Daily Online/Huang Jin)|
If you have the chance to travel in China, consider making a stop in beautiful Yunnan, a province filled with ethnic and geographic diversity. One of Yunnan's best travel destinations is the ancient city of Dali, located south and west of the Erhai Lake in the center of the province.
A fertile plateau with the Cangshan Mountains to the west and the Erhai Lake to its east, Dali is known as a place with perfect Feng Shui. It is home to Bai and Yi minorities, and is a popular stop for foreign backpackers and Chinese tourists alike.