Dali (Chinese 大理 市, pinyin Dàlǐ Shì) is the capital of the Autonomous Prefecture of Dali Bai in southwest China's Yunnan Province. As a county-level city of Dali consists practically of two different cities together: the old Dali, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Nanzhao and Dali, and the new Xiaguan, often called "New Dali". The located near the old town "Three Pagodas" constitute a landmark in Dali. The city of Dali has an area of ​​1,468. The end of 2004, the population was about 590,000 inhabitants; in 2008 at 603,500. Which belong to 67\% of the Bai Nationality.