We are from Kunming to Chengdu aircraft is at 15:15 on the 20th. 16, we Chengju Wang Dali, to stay there for three days. Is most of the day trip. At noon, I bought a bag of peanut fill their stomachs, while Juha ate nothing about.
This day is March 17 Lunar New Year coincided with the period March Street, but also Sunday. Many people simply could not make the city car. Outside the conductor let us get off, Juha straight complain. Shop studio city is the proliferation of packed crowds. I would like to walk next to a security police asked Dali hotels where it is. He said he did not know, is just Shimonoseki smoke come. "March Street" also known as "Goddess of Mercy Street" is a grand festival and street Bai period. Have been a thousand years of history. Every year since March 15 to 20 west Dian Cang Mountain in Dali was held. We are catching up with this lively scene. If you press Juha original plan, south to Xishuangbanna, it is also Dai's "Splash."
Shimonoseki is a new city, that is, Dali. We have the old city is a fortress. There are walls and gates. Juha and I shuttled back and forth in the crowd, and finally found the Dali hotels. 2 Shi Li Bai the door dressed in girls clothes. Pink clothing Baiku, Cashmere paste hair, clothes Nuria Jiao, truly beautiful. Inside the young girls are also wearing red, white and light green in their role to play, and clouds spread, distinguish primary and secondary. A front that only the House of Peoples there is a set of rooms. Juha and I lived inside. A letter to the big screen wall courtyard Koshiro "romantic" Four of seal. Refers to "Shimonoseki wind, the closed flowers, Cangshan snow, Erhai months." Is a reflection of natural scenic Dali.
In a restaurant point of Dali's Cuisines casserole fish and Milk Cake. Fish is fish Erhai inside the bow. Milk Cake is the local farmers produced a high-fat, high protein traditional dairy products. Liren restaurants are also a lot of people use holiday for family reunion, a total of meals. Juha we did not want to eat a Milk Cake to the next to a child, I shook my head against it. Dali by foreigners known as the "Eastern Switzerland." The streets of marble products and padding the most attractive ornaments. We are in Kunming to buy T-shirts here only ten dollars a.
Marble result produced in Dali named. The stone to finer patterns of natural, color elegance. That is, building materials, can also be ground into a carved handicrafts. Beijing's Forbidden City, Summer Palace are to use it. Dali Cangshan Shijiu Feng, Fengfeng Jieyou. Its varieties flower color stone, limestone, four kinds of white stone and ink stone. Made arts and crafts beautiful, magical, renowned Chinese and foreign. Many of the marble outside cloud Wooden carving furniture is to use natural color flower stone back and desktop, unique style, just like a roll of light ink landscape painting.
Dali are two north and south gates. South Gate from us closer, walks out, see the magnificent castle, on "Documents were state" four-character.
From the north are the Three Pagodas of Dali, Hei Chau, Zhou Town, Butterfly Spring, shaping, and the customs. 17, the first car to Hei Chau. Juha has been saying that depends on "the feng shui tree." I was heard, and disagree. Also with superstitious color, much less take it to heart. Surprisingly, there are two cars turned village over how many people need to encircle the stout side Long trees, perfectly manicured. Xizhou between the size range of towns, and villages. There are squares, streets, there are the roadside pavement and workshops. Dissemination of the rich folk customs.
Methodist to a Ticket, a local Young goods relative to home, as the Bai houses are typical examples. This is an unsettled Square houses of three sets with a screen wall of the house, closed independent, surrounded by walls. Admission into the hospital sunny, spacious and bright. Bai attaches great importance to residential buildings and screen wall gatehouse doors and windows and gables carved painted decorative arts. This is exactly and Lijiang residential differences. Gatehouse are generally cornices, its clay sculpture, wood carving, painting, rock carvings, convex tiles composed of a unique building, such as white crane spreading its wings, beautiful shape, color Alice. Zhaobi general corner brick wall inlay weeks, the brush lime, written auspicious words, while insects, fish, birds and flowers painted landscape patterns. Is also a decoration elegant, magnificent, originality. Walls are painted, the wall under the flowers, the whole forming a landscape flowers Zhaobi big Huaping. Bai residential indeed many splendours. Bai tile layout in general is "a positive ears", "Three Square a screen wall" and the "SNAP 5 patio" and so on. "SNAP 5 yards" the most stress is a four-high room, four penthouse, a large courtyard, four small courtyard. They even room sets, mutual access consistent up to a few homes interlinked. Appear well-proportioned and harmonious, beautiful and comfortable, square stone base, solid thick.
The lady who recommended to us Bai 3 tea. We chose to sit down and eat. After dinner walk along the street, see a great number of old people sitting under a tree chatting. Kids playing around them. Juha Let me ask, it is not a feng shui tree. I went asking. Old people nodded in response. I Csida: Why is called feng shui trees? Old man said: being able to bless the village safe, prosperous. Juha told me that, as far as clouds, wind and trees, mostly for decades to several centuries of ancient trees. Is the village auspicious thing. People consciously safeguard. Shade is not only transformed the village's natural and visual environment, and give life a lot of convenience and taste.
The traditional spring tour next month, song and dance gatherings "around the three spirits" is to Hei Chau as the main center. Session of the period, the village tens of thousands of men and women, ethnic dress, with song and dance team dancing and singing from the village is extremely busy.
Juha said that the way to Dali saw a number of small earth fort, he felt that human beings live. I drowsily seems to have been seen, but not remember where. But I think it is brick, not domestic. We do not have to go so many road back. He certainly Shaping. I very much admire his spirit of exploration. Indeed shaping, indeed brick kilns. Juha saw a turned away and left. I found a one-person inquiries. The original brick kilns are considered to be a one, so relatively small, and mainly with soil. Looks very simple, unlike the ordinary kiln.
I told Juha Butterfly Spring in the vicinity. He agreed to see, but to go path, away from the selling vendor.
Zhou City is located north of the village spring, Razor clear, the accumulation into the Lake, weeks, more than 20 meters. Lake next to the trees encircle, Qiu Zhi coil winding. Cavity due to foot home, surrounded by trees overcast shade, flower fan grass-mao, spring and summer, Japan and warm days, trees Zheng-rong, flowers are fragrant spit, extremely suitable for butterfly breeding. Therefore, there are thousands of color plates clustered here, the spouse copulation, chase play, both varied and colorful gorgeous. "Xu Xia-ke Journey" recorded "spring on the trees, when early in April, namely, Flooding, such as Vanessa, to be fin-xu-yin, the same as with the Health and butterflies; there are really tens of millions of butterflies, and even to hook feet, hung upside down from the summit of the tree and the next, and in the spring surface, colorful stream, colored Huanran. "Every year since April 15 will be for the Butterfly Spring. But now, season too early, not many tourists, spring-free butterfly net and establish spring side. Our tea products in the spring next to the spring tea.
Go back a week the city. Afternoon tannoy were rare. Juha walking around watching. I sat in the village proper rest a little feng shui trees. Several women holding a cloth pad to sell to me and said Bai Zhou City is the name of civil pad Township, Dali City's most out of here. And give me introduce the production process. I have repeatedly declined. Then, suddenly the bell rings, the children suddenly gush school, the square suddenly boiling over. Juha-xi-jing, we are traveling to the Three Pagodas. Temple is a new, but also he did not like. After the millennium and the tower above the flames through the wind and rain, and earthquakes, is still erect. To Juha love, nostalgia in the next three towers. 3 brick tower, a sophomore small, perched Cangshan, West Ying Erhai, tripartite balance standing. The main tower center, famous Chihiro tower, a typical architectural style of the Tang Dynasty. Later in the main tower of the separation of North and South, two small towers, a pair of solid octagonal tower, the 10 layers. Tower are painted white. Three Pagodas seamless, imposing, with ancient ethnic characteristics. I really like the marble products, in the three-tower next to the lines bought a delicate, smooth and smooth pen.
Red Camellia Hotel back pass and was told here, 200 yuan a day, while the layout and equipment for the same. The evening moved to the Camellia Hotel. Juha not quiet at night so that conditions are different.
Hotel opposite some tailor shops, not only do clothes, but also sell clothing. Juha bought a Chinese tradition of civilian clothes. The owner of a warm and advised me to try and sell me 30 yuan cheaper as a souvenir. Juha said that in Finland for more than a thousand dollars needed. So custom 5, two white and one gray and one black one blue grid. A total of 120 yuan. Pickup tomorrow. Boss said that life is not easy, asking price is too low.
Dali region's transportation is very convenient. PLB contacts everywhere. 18 sit light to another direction, come to Shimonoseki. This is a modern small city, it is something ordinary, little monuments to be found. Is no appeal against Juha. But we still turn the morning. Where they ate lunch. I would like to see in order to Cangshan, as the center of the lake Erhai scenic mountains, as well as Jianchuan County, SHI Bao-shan scenic spot and Binchuan County Gyejoksan Scenic Area. And Juha Nanzhao Germany insisted on going to the city ruins of the monument and the Wo. Car there, Shino no. Let us look at the monument. Monument in a room. 3800-character text describing the early history of the Nanzhao and its relationship with the relationship between the Tang Dynasty, and the details and the causes of war and after Trimble, articles tactfully moving and rhetoric. The largest remaining piece of Yunnan gubei. I told Juha Taihe Town has long been the site did not leave anything behind, he still has a view. Taihe City is the capital of Nanzhao State early. Now only left with two north and south walls of rammed earth. However, Dali Duan Song is my charmed family has been a long time. Currently only a restaurant name "section home floor." Xi-Ting Tong House pavilion What is this? Although nothing left, I felt everywhere brims with old-fashioned. Was originally given to me over and over stones mystery. Remember when you see the Chinese Fan Chuo's "pretty book", said: Taihe Town, "stone base whom all lanes, high-Zhang Yu, and even extended a few years continuously." I note that almost a rock beside the village Village. Village houses, walls, pig pens, toilets and so on. Alone with stones. Stone larger than the Big Dipper, solid neat, Lei Qi orderly, endless. Like a rock history books. Also, as the works of modernist painters. From here they could see the Erhai Lake, but I been here, deeply moved, open, spacious, silent and kept the charm of a stone in the world.
Red Camellia Hotel protect the country where the road has been called "洋人街." As the name suggests, a lot of foreigners. Juha and I drink coffee every day here. Kunming to buy a ticket, but for the price of delay uncertain. Or a sleeper car, Banwo is 85 yuan. Horizontal is 120 yuan, the whole car is only 4. Juha tall, I persuaded him to buy a supine position, but he said the price was too high. I said: Today I do not drink coffee, save a 20 yuan to buy tile. He smiled. Results drink coffee, but also bought a tile. 洋人街There are a lot of Chinese and Western restaurants and cafes. That day we went to the street in a garden, where they ate. Back洋人街, select a table to sit down the street, coffee, side view of streetscape. Is still Yourenruzhi. Juha said he prefers Lijiang, open, not crowded, giving people a sense of stability and quiet. I also miss Lijiang, there did not go into the north due to the sharp reversal of flow of the Jinsha River Tiger Leaping Gorge formed; Zhuge Liang, "May Ferry Lu," Branch - the Yangtze River First Beach and have the original color of the lake. Of course, there Xishuangbanna. Do not know when to re-over again.
A car foreigners. Juha very pleased with his tiled, secure and comfortable. I looked in his next book. Unconsciously to sleep, drowse were to wake up and two policemen on the train to check documents. I showed the ID card and went to sleep.
Middle of the night woke up the car on the road. The driver told us to wait until 3 o'clock start Expressway release. I am down and breathe. Suddenly found parked in the surrounding are mostly similar to sleeper car into a traffic queues. I can not be found in my car. Are self-anxious. My driver asked me: "Are you looking for?" I'm relieved. Hurry back to bunk to lie down.