Zhoucheng Village is the largest and
the farthest northern village of Dali City. The village has
7,571 inhabitants of 1,470 families. The entire village is
in a square shape with row upon row of houses. The Yunnan
Tibetan highway stretches across the village. Situated at
the foot of Cangshan Mountain, the village is not far from
the Butterflies' Fountain and Erhai Lake. Recently, a peasants'
cultural centre has been set up, including a movie theatre,
a basketball ground, a kindergarten, a reading room, a library,
a TV room, a ping-pong room and a reception room, greatly
enriching the peasants' cultural life during their spare time.
Hardicraft and commerce here are constantly developed. The
patterns of hand-made tie-dyed cloth in particular are pure
and beautiful. Clothes of this material sell well abroad.
The yearly Torchlight Festival of the Yis and the Bais fascinates
tourists and visitors by their distinctive national features,
magnificent scope and vivid atmosphere.