A visit to Yan's Compound is highly recommended for travellers sight-seeing in the Dali area. Being a prominent Bai-style residence located about 20 kilometres towards the north of Dali, Yan's Compound covers over 3,000 square metres of land area and comprises five courtyards including the Sanfangyizhaobi, Sihewutianjing and an independent western-style building. Visitors to Yan's Compound will be able to witness the unique architectural styles of traditional Bai dwellings as well as the ethnic culture and art of the Bai people. A traditional tea ceremony - Sandaocha - is also held at Yan's Compound and must not be missed out on when paying a visit to the site. The area is a popular attraction and is flocked by many travellers and tourists throughout the year.
Tickets cost around ¥60
Daytime visits are recommended
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
Sandaocha Tea Ceremony
Though designated prayer facilities at Yan’s Compound may not be available for Muslim travellers, it is possible to enquire for a private area that can be made use of during prayer times. Muslim travellers could also visit a few of the mosques in Dali such as the Xingsheng North Rd at the Northeast Gate, the Xiaguan Mosque, the Shen Hecun Msoque as well as the main mosque of Dali which is located on the Country Road near the Southeast Gate.
Muslim travellers will be able to find Halal food near Yan’s Compound at some of the few Halal restaurants in Dali. It is best to enquire with some of the mosques in Dali about the best places where Halal food will be readily available. It is also possible to opt for vegetarian cuisine at some of the local restaurants, but inquiring about how food is prepared is highly recommended.