It is not clear how it happened, but one time hipsters chose the city of Dali and settled there. History is silent on why this happened. One version suggests the cause of the marijuana plantation around Dali. Another about the local expatriate bringing European culture to this land, and Chinese dandies drew to them. Now Dali has a lot of trendy cafes and restaurants, where they make chic coffee, craft beer and play weddings like no one else does.