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Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort, Dali

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Admire the scenic vistas of snow-capped mountains enclosing the vast ear-shaped lake of Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort. Ride the cable car surrounded by lush mountains, villages, and the pristine lake reflecting nature. If looking for something more adventurous, hike to the top. The paved walking trails lead through forests of alpine azalea trees, Buddhist temples, and caverns. Find refreshments and snacks at stops along the way. The restaurants in the village on the lake serve delicious local food. Cycle around the pristine lake and discover villages and ancient temples. Rent boats for an even more memorable experience. Make Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort part of your personalized Dali itinerary using our Dali itinerary builder.
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  • This mountain is amazing, it can be a little crowded, but if on the walk way you head south, you will find yourself away from most people and when you get to the cable cart, do not take it!! Go down t...  more »
  • Nice place to go to breath fresh air, have a nice view and climb stairs. Sports shoes are recommended and something to drink.  more »
  • If you want to admire Erhai and the surrounding villages below, there are two different cable cars on Cangshan. A Mid-level on Gantong Road brings you @ 3,000 meters or the higher one, facing Old Dali...  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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