If the question arises where to find a quiet haven within this already quite calm city of Dali, two temples inside the Old Town should be taken into consideration. One is called the Wu Temple (武庙) and the other one the Dali Confucian Temple (大理文庙), both in the western part of the Old Town.
The Wu Temple, also Guan Di Temple (关帝庙) in memory of a general during the Time of Three Kingdoms (208-280 n. Chr.), was built over 600 years ago whilst the reign of the Ming Dynasty founder Hong Wu (1328-1398) and got destroyed in the Cultural Revolution.