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Erhai Lake, Dali

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Must see · Forest · Nature / Park
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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  • Beautiful lake with a comfortable breeze. Nice for a walk exploring the City. Peaceful and relaxing.  more »
  • I was traveling around Yunnan and Erhai(and Dali) was the final stop before heading back to Shanghai, having covered Shangrila, lijiang and lugu already. Shuanglang was the first of Dali. It was...  more »
  • 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.
  • 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.

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