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Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenic Resort

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

The chair lift from start to finish is about a 20 minute ride up the hill. Nice and peaceful with birds and the odd wind gust wind. You passed over grave sites in amongst the trees. Once at the top, we walked to the right...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lovetoootravel
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

If you had too much with the ancient city, heads out to the mountain (there's cable cars) for different view of the town.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Stef T
Reviewed November 21, 2017

There are several cable cars op to the mountains around Dali. One of them to the east goes up to the dragons cave with the maiden pool. the lighting inside is very nice but it gets very crowded.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jo-schops
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

The ride to the island is long, but the walk around the island and observing the islanders was cool.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Icancook2
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We can enjoy the landscape which clouds bring and go back and forth. I'll recommend to take it for about 2 hours by sightseeing boat.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank flaneur-shin
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

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 the mountain by foot,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Nice place to go to breath fresh air, have a nice view and climb stairs. Sports shoes are recommended and something to drink.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank jfp443
Reviewed February 11, 2017

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, at 3,900 meters. A little cold so bring wear...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank BrotherYo
Reviewed July 20, 2016

There are two different cable cars to mid-level (3000 meters) or the higher one 3900 meters. I've tried two this year and last year. Both worth going. Nice view

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Take the day and hike up the mountain from inside a cave. Very different. Amazing views of Erhai lake from the top. When you go down, try the local teas. Buy a Rmb70 ticket for a great 3 tour experience.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank 491yurir
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