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Erhai Lake, Dali

4.2
#1 of 10 in Parks in Dali
Must see · Forest · Nature / Park
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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 »
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  • Beautiful view. Nice scenery
  • Beautiful.

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