Dali is a highly romanticised city which is located in Yunnan Province, China. I say this as the area Dali is situated in is complimented with scenery replete with paddies, mountains, a lake (with fish being caught in some areas by cormorant) and picturesque farmers traditionally plowing their fields; scenes that are endeared and idealised by Chinese urbanites. At one time this scenery and the relaxed atmosphere of Dali brought in backpackers (who would make up the majority of tourists) from outside of China. Nowadays however it attracts millions of national tourist groups and student travelers who travel for the amazing landscapes and welcoming minority and folk cultures. The major events of the 5th Dali International Photography Exhibition(DIPE) were held at this city between 1st and 5th Aug 2013. It displayed more than 6,000 photographic works in over 200 exhibitions.