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Erhai Lake, Dali

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Enjoy the mountainous vistas of Erhai Lake, sandwiched between the Cang Mountains and Dali City. Take a cruise on the calm waters for great photo ops, or rent a bike to explore the lakeside's array of restaurants and small waterfront towns. As you explore, take a moment to observe the local fishing methods, which involve the use of cormorants trained to capture fish and bring it back to their owners without swallowing or damaging the catch. Use our Dali trip maker tool to arrange your visit to Erhai Lake and other attractions in Dali.
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  • Took shuttle bus and stopped at several spots along the way. Lots of weddings going on, nice cafes and area to explore. You can also rent a bike to cycle halfway around the lake and back. 
    Took shuttle bus and stopped at several spots along the way. Lots of weddings going on, nice cafes and area to explore. You can also rent a bike to cycle halfway around the lake and back.  more »
  • This was great! We rented a bike and cycled along, stopping at a temple, a pier, and a small cafe where we had excellent rose tea. 
    This was great! We rented a bike and cycled along, stopping at a temple, a pier, and a small cafe where we had excellent rose tea.  more »
  • Rent a bike and tour as far as you wish along the edge of Erhai Lake. Don’t hesitate to ring your bell when passing near tour groups - they far appreciate the sound over mistakenly backing into your....  more
    Rent a bike and tour as far as you wish along the edge of Erhai Lake. Don’t hesitate to ring your bell when passing near tour groups - they far appreciate the sound over mistakenly backing into your....  more »
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  • Erhai lake is a massive lake that the locals call sea. It is beautiful with many spots to take pictures, feed seagulls. I suggest to at least spend a day, using a vehicle to visit the sites around the lake. I personally rented an electric scooter from old town, and circled the lake using 2 days. It was a beautiful ride. I did it during Dec, which is quite cold. I believe it will be better by car.
  • I & my brother enjoyed here. It is a big & very beautiful lake. Lots of people comes to enjoy the beauty of this lake. I saw many children were flying kites.There is one big Olympic Stadium near the erhai lake. am Happy to explore this lake. wanna go again there.
  • Simply beautiful and memorable trip at the Er Hai. It is so clean that I am hardly find any piece of rubbish. Well done to the local government and the people who help taking care of the lake.
  • Easily one of the most beautiful lakes I’ve ever seen! Recommend to drive one round around the lake itself, really really beautiful place to be in.
  • Would love the chance to visit DALI in Hunan Province, China. Suggest ideal Travel Afency, please.

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