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Address: northern part of Dali, between Bo'ai Lu and Fuxing Lu, Dali 671003, China
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This street is where the famous cafes and guesthouses cluster along with...

This street is where the famous cafes and guesthouses cluster along with souvenir shops and other interesting stores to create a little tourist paradise.

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Discover the faces of "Old Dali"

Foreigner's Street can be discovered casually during the day while waiting for the place to transform at night. There are shops selling locally made artifacts and nice little... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
BrotherYo
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Montreal, Canada

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were at the ancient town of Dali on 16 Apr 2017. The Dali Foreigner Street in the ancient town of Dali was vibrant and lined with cafes and restaurants. We had our flavorable lunch at the Kalyi's Kitchen. The restaurant has nice ambience and the set up was comfortable to have our meal there. The Foreigner Street is popular... More 

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Beijing, China
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41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't have time to waste, don't go. There is nothing special about this place, it's just another street in downtown Dali.

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Thank RomerRoma
Shanghai, China
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two hours in Gucheng (Dali old town). We enjoyed walking through the busy walking streets but so happy we decided to stay in the far less touristy village of Xizhou. That said, this area could be great fun for young people traveling together. Depends on what you want. But I think it's safe to say that it's hard... More 

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Thank return2asia
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43 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I went on a weekday but it's really crowded. Many souvenir/snacks stores around. Personally I think it's worthwhile to grab a few scarfs as souvenirs cos they are inexpensive. However, what I was being told by the locals is that things are more expensive here.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Foreigner's Street can be discovered casually during the day while waiting for the place to transform at night. There are shops selling locally made artifacts and nice little cafes. At night, it was buzzing with live performances from Local artists that you can watch.

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Thank BrotherYo
Guangzhou, China
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Just go inside old city you will find there many western caffe, restaurants and bar. Many shops with souvenirs

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Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This foreigner street is located in Dali Ancient Town. A lot of shops selling so many things and the price is not so expensive. Even though it states foreigner street, actually we cannot see any foreigners except us from Singapore.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

A must for the variety of restaurants and shops, as well as for the architecture of many of the older buildings. Cannot visit Dali Old Town without walking around Foreigner Street.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Buzzing with a variety of shops and shoppers in a pleasantly laid-back town nestling in the sight of the foothills of the Himalayas. A variety of places to eat, clothes,food and gifts to buy, drum shops..... slightly hippy/backpacker feel, with young-ageless vibe.

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New Paltz, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

A visit to Dali Old Town is worthwhile since it is less crowded than Lijiang. Still, much of what one experiences in Old Dali is geared towards visitors, not locals. One place not to be missed is the Catholic Church is a pleasant mixture of Chinese and Western styles

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