Depth of Field Guesthouse, homestay in Dali, Yunnan, China - a journey to the east, along the China Tea & Horse Trail Caravan


history, nature, peace & art, family friendly

lively yet away from the overwhelming tourist corners

Explore the local culture, and enjoy your stay like home - a country house that breathes, in a ancient village that crosses the Tea & Horse Caravan, with pale blue lake view.



the neighborhood


our home


life in Dali



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Depth of Field Dali Guesthouse, homestay ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +86 13810876664) is based in Dali, in the ancient village Fengyangyi 大理古镇凤阳邑茶马古道, Yunnan, along the China Tea & Horse Trail Caravan.


In Fengyangyi you can find:

history, nature, peace & art

the preserved Tea & horse Trail - with ancient houses, water wells, horse carts, old trees

temples, fields, a nice path for morning jogging, lake views


Best place for:

sunrise & sunset clouds

relaxing vacation

trekking, cycling, jogging

mushroom hunting (summer only)

experience local culture

within short walk into the mountain you can even find nice spots for meditation



Easy access to: 

Cangshan Mountain

Erhai Lake 

Dali Old Town 

Peaceful and spiritual temples 感通寺、寂照庵 & 法真寺


Direct bus ride from Train station, or you can arrange a driver to pick up from train/bus station/airport


Our place is very child-friendly, with a courtyard, garden, kids’ reading room, toys, pets (a dog and a cat) etc. I am happy to help you with information and ideas about exploring the town, stay away from the tour crowd and explore the local options. If you are tired of Chinese food, we have a kitchen you can use, also a private kitchen (menu of the day with Western or Vietnam foods, when the chef is not traveling), or you are welcome to join us for a home-made meals or taste our freshly picked herbs.


We have total 5 guest rooms, all with individual bathrooms, just check with me on the availabilities. 

When the rooms are available, we allow early check in and late check out. 

All rooms have western toilet (seated toilet), and heated blankets for the winter.


We provide fresh ground coffee in the morning, or a selection of tea. I'd encourage you to try the local breakfast in the market, we also have a toaster that you can use. 

Clean bedding, towels, room shoes, storage space, shower gel, shampoo, tooth paste provided - please bring your own tooth brush.


Service provided:

Free of charge: 24 hours hot water, traveling information, bike rental, laundry, WIFI, kids’ library, kitchen, storage, morning coffee, movie night

With charge: Invitation letter for your China visa; homestay/accommodation, airport pick up/drop off, car/driver service, ticket booking, currency exchange (USD only), oversea phone calls, kids & family portraits, art prints, tour guide (local culture, photo walks; explore the less known morning markets, ancient villages etc.),

Meditation course can also be arranged (including yoga, healthy diet, healthy life schedule etc.)

Payment method: Ali pay/taobao, bank transfer, cash, paypal


All guest rooms are with private bathroom, breakfast included. Rates might be slightly adjusted during golden weeks. 


Suite with views (accommodates 2-4 people):


2nd floor - 36USD  43

3rd floor - 43USD  48

Large family suite - 57USD  62


Standard room (accommodates two)

economic room: 24USD 

view room: 33USD 


5% discount available for 4 days stay 

10% off for 7 days stay

20% off for 14 days stay


About us

We are photographers and food lovers, we relocated from Beijing to Dali, for the garden and the environment, and to explore the fascinating culture. 


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位于云南大理茶马古道古村落凤阳邑的摄影师民宿 Depth of Field Guesthouse ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +86 18987213504) 保留了白族民居的雏形,融入西方的生活气息。一位街头摄影师来自美国纽约,一位肖像摄影师来自广东,在北京生活了十多年,现居大理。







保存的茶马古道 - 广场上的古屋古树老人,山边的小寺庙












洱海 (安静的湿地公园)











提供干净床上用品、浴巾、拖鞋、储物柜、沐浴液、洗发液、牙膏 - 为保护环境,请自备牙刷











景观套房 (可住2-4人,可提供早餐):

二楼套房:250元  295

三楼套房:295元  335

大家庭套房:395元  430


标准大床房 :













local temple, village community  法真寺,凤阳邑村落





Visiting Dali 大理攻略

沙溪古镇 Shaxi



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