General Overview of Dali: Butterfly Spring, Tree Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple and Eerhai Lake
Dali is the ancient capital of the ancient kingdom of Dali. Situated in a significantly Muslim part of South China, Dali was the center of the Panthay Rebellion against of the reigning imperial Qing Dynasty. It is now an important tourist destination for both the domestic and the international tourists. It is Yunnan’s most popular tourist destinations for its historic sites and the “Foreigners Street” which features in western food and music, as well as foreign business owners. The Butterfly Spring, Tree Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple and Eerhai Lake are all famous places of interests.
Western food in Dali: Ruben’s Belgian Waffles, The Sweet Tooth, Bakery 88 which is of German style, Black Dragon café
For western food, there are many western style restaurants in Dali, such as Ruben’s Belgian Waffles, The Sweet Tooth, Bakery 88 which is of German style, Black Dragon café, La Stella’s Pizzeria and so on. For wine and drinks, a large selection of bars is easy to find in Dali because of the base of foreigners here. Bars such as Bad Monkey, Daliba, Sun Island Café, Climb Dali are all well-known places to hang around at night. The huge potential market for the nightclub business gives businessmen great opportunities to make a profit in Dali.
There is a special drink in Dali called three cups of tea. Three Cups of Tea is a traditional tea ceremony conducted by the Bai people to state their best wishes to the tea drinkers. The three cups of tea contain one bitter tea, one sweet tea and one aftertaste tea They are all served one after another. This unique tea-drinking convention has its cultural connotation of success and happiness often coming after hardship. Travelers to Dali are often greeted by this ceremony.
Companies in Dali: Dali Tobacco Company(Hongta Group), Ouya Milk Group, Dali Travel Group, Wahaha
Dali’s economy is developing very quickly along with the tourism industry. The total GDP of Dali in 2011 is up to 56.9 Billion Yuan. The primary industries in Dali is the tourism industry. But the mechanical manufacturing, tobacco and energy industry are also main industries in Dali. Potential market of tourism industry in Dali is considerable. Both the domestic tourists and foreign tourists bring Dali’s economy new energy. The companies in Dali include Dali Tobacco Company(Hongta Group), Ouya Milk Group, Dali Travel Group, Wahaha and so on. But the foreign companies are not very often seen in Dali so that the competing intendancy in the market is not very fierce. In other words, there are lots of opportunities for foreign companies to enter the Chinese market from Dali.