"The wind, flower, snow, month ----- taste Dali"
One of the flavor and essence, need to savor!
Was still fast asleep, Wake-up call last night, tour guide Miss Ye Wei calls, say that since the reception I pay someone else to the team with the result that "finally out of a little small, had to deal with their own," she arranged for me lad Bai Yang Haopeng be my guide, answer the phone when he was in the hotel (Yun Wu Hotel, 2 stars 100-150 yuan / room) lobby waiting for me, more than the estimated 8 o'clock in the morning for 40 minutes, no way, had to hurriedly pack , because I decided to not stay there tonight, Guan (Shimonoseki is the Dali state capital is located), to the ancient city of Dali.
In order to "go to the market", we attend to eat breakfast on the package as a taxi, from Shimonoseki to Dali, about 20 minutes in the car chatting with Xiao Yang was informed that he is a team of dancers travel literature has been "Shenzhen Folk Culture Village" show, and I lived and worked in Shenzhen for many years, we have dramatically shrunk the distance, he is a very handsome young man of simplicity of the Bai people, talk, dance steps are all proud of their own self-confidence.
All along the way to go, "March Street" of people, when approaching Dali, the car stopped by the police, saying it was a single issue of the car pairs of numbers into the city, a fine of 20 yuan, which at once, would have risen from 20 yuan 30 yuan fare again rolled.
"March Street" is the local minority ethnic grand annual festival, similar to the temple in time, according to presentations, festivals to sustain 14 days, the "reform" have to pass after 7 days. Today is the opening ceremony, close to the venue, it is already busy, drawing huge crowds, people dressed in festive costumes, each person's face was beaming with joy and excitement, people feel a strong festive atmosphere, the way to Xiao Yang introduced me to many local endemic human relationships, in which Dali Sambo gave me deep impression: a "stone slabs from the wall does not fall, the wind swept into the door, vegetable paste leaves a good eye-eye" and the bottom boundary, I have already experienced the strong winds before. As we approach the meeting, occasionally looked up and found that the distant Cangshan on a very clear horizontal rainbow hanging in the Mid-levels, I almost exclaimed, revive a rainbow, remember that is probably only seen in childhood, Faced with this situation, I am really excited, sigh thousands.
"March Street" is a song of the sea, sea of flowers and singing and dancing people of all nationalities, enjoy Huantiao, expressing the minority enthusiasm, cheerful and a fellow of the new things, new life, tolerance, pursuit and broad-mindedness, dance and wonderful points was, melodious singing loud and clear.
Leave "in March Street," we catch the CMB (2 million) and then take carriage (4 million) to Hei state "Yan Grand Courtyard." On the road about 30 minutes, all the way enjoy the rural scenery, it really pleasant.
"Yan's Grand Courtyard" is a typical residential Bai, there are "three Square, a screen wall, Tetraena five yards, cursory corner floor," said, is a traditional Bai highest state of the art of architecture. In the "Three Square, a screen wall, Tetraena five courtyards" in the middle of an indoor performance stage, Bai young men and women danced a traditional dance welcome the guests from afar, the most distinctive and flavor should be drinking "three tea", and "a bitter, two sweet, three aftertaste", a symbol of history and the essence of life. I think the best drink is the "two tea", sweet and strong, the United States can not be made, it is also the best time of life.
"Three Tea" is that people appreciate the effort the whole process of life, warning people to cherish the good times, or not, etc. to experience a taste of life on the only "aftertaste" of the copies of the.
From the "strict Grand Courtyard" out, we asked a three-wheeled motorcycle (4 yuan per person), to the hometown of Ashima, "Butterfly Spring" was driven away. "Butterfly Spring" beautiful legend and the movie "Ashima", so "Butterfly Spring," known as a place that people aspire to.
We are in the "Butterfly Spring," the park entrance for lunch and Xiao Yang specially for me a point of some local flavor, "the bridge noodle and Er Si", as well as Erhai Lake's "casserole fish" (which is a kind of carp). We chatted about the "Erhai Lake" and the fish story: "Er-hai" is a plateau lake, elevation 2000 meters above sea level, due to Bai ancestors had never seen the sea, thinking that such a large lake that is the sea, but also because it is shaped like ears name "Erhai Lake", Dali ate all the fish in the natural Erhai fish to a certain season every year on the sealed sea, and so on have started to catch fish, grow up, but now more and more smaller fish, it is said in 30 years ago, "Erhai Lake" in the growth of a kind once called "bow fish" species, it likes against the current while on tour up the first living body bow, and then further on the bomb, "bow fish" hence the name, however, in the a major famine among the thousands of local residents in order to save the lives of the local government decided to explode, "bow fish" holes, relief to victims, the results are saved, "bow fish" are from extinct.
Eating Chinese food as we approach the "Butterfly Spring" area, along the way, butterflies are not so many people think, to the "Butterfly Spring" edge (less than 10 square meters range), noisy voices from a large pool surrounded by tourists photographed throwing pool full of coins, it is those who pray for "good luck and good fortune," people doing "good things", it seems natural scenery will inevitably move to this fate, Xiao Yang noted in introduction, the original "Butterfly Spring" tree on hung a string of butterflies, very spectacular, beautiful, and now nothing has.
, "Butterfly Spring" of course the legend of the beautiful "Butterfly Spring" itself gave the impression that I am extremely disappointed, I have no mood to enjoy the "Butterfly Spring" those artificial piling up the landscape, people to the natural beauty and resources available when the often do not realize that only the protection and preservation of the natural style, is the real beauty. The original three-hour tour, 30 minutes less than the end.
However, in Butterfly Spring Bai Xiao Yang gave me introduce young girls dress, let me grow a lot of insight. Bai hat on a tall white girl side is "Cangshan on the snow," tassel represents "Shimonoseki wind," said the friend floriation the number, but also "off the flowers" means, while the moon-like shape, natural is the "Erhai the Month", and Dali the most representative of the four beautiful, "Shimonoseki wind, the closed flowers, Cangshan snow, Erhai month", that is, "wind, flower, snow, month" actually manifested in the girl's hat The most vividly, is really amazing.
In the evening, we returned to the ancient city of Dali. In the famous "洋人街" junctions "Golden Flower Hotel," stay there (prices ranging from 25-300 yuan). Stroll in Dali's "洋人街" really have lots to talk about flavor, a less than 100 meters of the streets, all the typical Bai-style ordinary houses, but purely for the small shop, there is a unique style and around the world bars and cafes, craft antiques, clothing stores, online booking, traditional massage, business center, and even Internet cafes (0.40 yuan per minute )...... This is an integration of Eastern and Western cultures and way of life the beauty of large interwoven exchange Cui, everyone is very friendly and cordial, live in harmony. In particular, look at the candlelight in a bar at night very romantic atmosphere, simply Jiaoren intoxicated, drunkenly. Romantic, tranquility and laid-back is the main theme here.
I have found two in the ancient city, one is acquainted with the "master of finger painting," Mr. Lu Yu. His forthright character, cheerful, life, going through a painful ups and downs in his life will be determined in order to draw friends, traveled around the country great mountains and rivers, high-eight-day, is still recognized burning the pursuit of artistic innovation and sublimation, old age and determination admirable. His "Finger Painting" in Chinese painting, unique, world-renowned at home and abroad, more than 50 countries, ambassadors and national leaders, appreciation and collection of his masterpieces, I invited him to be happy for me and my company did a painting He also presented two inscriptions. Another discovery is a very warm hotel, called the "Four Seasons Inn", the traditional "Three Square a screen wall" construction pattern, the middle one just right of the courtyard garden, pavilion, bar, and total units together, though little has arranged was very mood and style, romantic, warm, laid-back, be called a model of tourist lodges. Inn tenant living in the vast majority of Western tourists and Japan and South Korea to visitors, housing prices lower than imagined, at 150 - 280 yuan / rooms, total stations and more than the waitress was very smart, a fluent and highly pure authentic American English, especially among tourists that cordial, friendly, easy-going atmosphere of peace, is downright admiration and envy.
Dali's last day, I decided to give up rope, riding on the Cangshan. In the guide's help, we quickly found the local experience of farmers, rented two horses (100 yuan round-trip), from Dali to Cangshan embarked. Riding on the Cangshan about seven hours round-trip, approached the road have more than four hours, two wizards are confident that the recommendation of approached road, we have no views. According to reports, riding on the Cangshan of people, mostly foreign tourists, including a farmer who received more than 80-year-old Singaporean woman riding up the mountain. Yet, compared to riding in the grasslands, the Cangshan is not an easy thing to do, elevation 3,000 meters Cangshan, imagine just how steep, and even entire Xiao Yang had not tried to ride up the mountain, in the absence of any ideological preparation of , we embark on an adventure trip.
Fortunately, we have two horse owner, are sets of horse players, both familiar terrain have led a group of experience, but also tells us many stories, and our destination was Cangshan "Seven Dragon Pool."
Cangshan a total of 19 peaks, the endlessly rising stacked barrier, Fengfeng linked, the Peak years of snow, mountain four seasons like spring. As we enter the Cangshan the depths of his party, we discovered, this "shortcut" vertical steep hermit. Also did not expect to sit down so the horse as much leg muscles and endurance, not only that, two horses in particular you lost your way, any at the crossroads, they must be stopped, and then choose the correct way to go, even stranger is that in the there is a crossroad where they will choose the closest of the most gentle way to walk, and truly let us realize that "Laomashitu" in mood.
In the winding of the Hill, we walked nearly three hours, and the road is getting steeper, farther danger, suddenly at a hairpin bend, my horse and fell, I was heavily and fell down, due to roads are slippery steep again, appeared to be at rolling down a hill to go, thanks to the wizard eye fast chips, one of my grasp, and use the body tightly to resist me, and since then we have lots in special strategically located and difficult to dismount on foot, approaching road When Xiao Yang of the Tui You have been hanging tree a bit bitter, but a minor injury, is after all near misses.
As we pass the most difficult road to be happy when we come to know the real danger road has only just begun! We go to a mountain "jade belt wander Road", which is a ripped completely in Cangshan hillside road, one side is a steep cliff, is a towering cliff side, the width of two horses just enough parallelism, riding on horseback in more ism, yes, we have to ask the two guide Qianzhu reins, walking around us.
Finally reach the destination, "seven Dragon Pond" Although I do not like the imagined beauty of spectacular, but certainly very special, seven styles of springs, clear bottomed out, they are a symbol of the seven fairy, ten-mile mountain in the Juanjuan streams, memorable long, there had still not developed a natural scenic spots.
Prior to departure, said Xiao Yang, Dali and many natural and cultural landscape to be developed next to, they will be more beautiful! Dali gave memorable impression, I believe not in 2,3 days, you can enjoy the flavor and content of which, she needs a careful look!