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Ming Dynasty Dali Funerary Figurines 明朝大理随葬陶俑

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During the Ming dynasty terracotta figurines became popular funerary objects in Dali. These pictures are from the Dali Municipal Museum 大理市博物馆.

Wocun Emperor Day 萂村天子节

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Binchuan's Wocun 萂村 celebrates its king of a brief kingdom between Nanzhao and the Dali Kingdom during the lunar New Year period.

Yi Ancestor Worship 彝族祭祖

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An Yi ancestor worship ritual performed at Weibaoshan.

Bai Rattlestick Dance 白族霸王鞭

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The Bai Rattlestick dance is part of Yunnan's Intangible Cultural Heritage, photographed at a training session near Dali's Old Town.

Shibaoshan Opening Ceremony 石宝山开幕式

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Pictures from the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Shibaoshan Songfest.

Three Pagodas 三塔

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Different views of the Three Pagodas in Dali.

Dali Cherry Blossom 大理樱花

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Cherry Flower in an upmarket Dali residential district.

Xiaguan Longwei Gate 下关龙尾关

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Longwei Gate was once Xiaguan's city gate towards the north, the place where the caravan road to Tibet started. Today the area is Xiaguan's only remaining old part.

Zhoucheng Tie-Dye 周城扎染

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The white and blue tie-dye of the Bai in Zhoucheng is part of Yunnan's intangible cultural heritage.

Zhoucheng Wenmiao and Wumiao 州城文庙武庙

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The large Wenmiao and Wumiao Complex in Zhoucheng 州城 underlines the towns historic importance.

Naraka 地狱

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Depictions of Buddhist Hell in the Guanyin Temple 观音阁 in Zhoucheng 州城.

Puxian Birthday 普贤会

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Puxian's Birthday celebrated in Dali, Bai style.
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