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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. 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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  • August 15, 2017
    They call this "Er Hai" which means Ear Sea. In this part of China, they call lakes, sea. Reason being, they are so far from the sea, any large pool of water is like a sea. (at least that's what the t...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Erhai sea area of Kasumigaura in Japan as. Dali Castle near (and you can't even walk) 才村 码头 from scenic boat ride is recommended as the tourist route. However, a little more boat was 180 RMB and remembered. Root down on a small island on the other side and back is a 2 hours course. Enjoy the fishing villages. That water quality has deteriorated in recent years, Lakeside hotel will shed water in the Lake had sewer construction here and there. Clean water is certainly was swimming is unlikely, but local people said. Opposed to the Lake and the mountains, the view is good.
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  • August 3, 2017
    With China Odyssey Tours, we took a lovely boat trip around this large ear-shaped lake. We also stopped at a large outdoor market on Jinsuo Island. We had perfect weather, the ride was smooth, the vie...  more »

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Where to stay in Dali

A popular tourist destination for budget travelers, Dali offers a wide choice of places to stay. Hotels cluster on the southern and southeastern lakeshore, with luxurious five-star establishments closer to the Three Pagoda area. As an attractive spot for young travelers, Dali offers a range of cheap hostels and scores of guesthouses across the city. Most budget establishments sit just outside the west gate of the old town, or closer to the east gate. However, popular places fill up quickly during the summer period, so make sure you reserve your room in advance.
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