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Erhai Lake, Dali
(4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. A visit to Erhai Lake represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dali tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Have heard a lot of good things about this place And we weren't disappointed Be sure to visit this lovely spot when you get to Dali. Be sure to get a good guide to take you to the best places around t...  more »
  • Touring the lake on one of the boats is really enjoyable. It gives good views over the mountains ; the hop on the island enables to enjoy a nice marketplace, as well as temple. Worth couple of hours 
  • The cruise helps understand better the area between Dali, the Cangshan Mountain and the three Pagodas (Chongsheng Temple). Just one regret : the stop at Jinsuo island is to short to fully appreciate t...  more »