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Erhai Lake

No.55 Zhongshan Road, Dali 661000, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake is situated a reasonable distance from Dali and we travelled by car. The journey was interesting as it travelled through a fruit growing area and there were oceans of pink blossom, a joy for a gardener like me. You are taken to a...More

Thank EtzyKetzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You should rent a ebike and go there to see how big is this lake. It's not incredible but you have to see it if you go to Dali. You can ride across the border and we will find some nice spots to take pictures

Thank Marine L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to walk from Dali old town, this wasn't the best decision we've ever made hahaha, it took about an hour and a half. It was a nice walk, through farms and the country side but it would've been much smarter to rent an...More

1  Thank Lottie95
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely rural spot with excellent views of the lake. Lots of birds if you like bird watching. Sadly the coffee shop was not open despite the signs. Tricky driving there especially after heavy rain.

1  Thank olddht
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I rented a bike in Dali old town and biked through the countryside to the river. It was a highlight of my trip and worth the 20RMB

Thank Stacia R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a beautiful and reflective lake in Dali. I would advise anyone visiting to get a bike and look at a map of the local area for the road which runs alongside the west side of the lake. Drive along this road and find...More

Thank Daryl S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Erhai Lake is in a beautiful setting. We went on a lake cruise. The boat was very basic and there was no narration either in Chinese or English. The views were nice but not much more than you could see from shore.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Interesting place to visit and tour by boat across to a fishing village and the lifestyle of china bordering on ancient times to the future. Beautiful scenery along this 56 klms lake bordered by snow capped mountain ranges and fertile garden city.

Thank Funfoodfavourites
Reviewed 18 April 2017

a scenic area to swim ,walk,eat,cycle or grab a place to stay.you can even do the really touristy cormorant fishing trip with local fishermen

Thank bobby364
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We took a 45 minutes domestic flight from Kunming to Dali on 16 Apr 2017 to continue with our tour of Yunnan attractions. Our tour guide Carrie in her colourful traditional Bai costume was in the Dali airport to receive us. As we are travelling,...More

Thank Lian Tiong G
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Tania E
Hi where did you go to take the boat ride? I mean which village around the lake?
20 July 2015|
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Response from mmezedd99 | Reviewed this property |
HI, I actually did not know the town but I believe those saying Longkan are correct. We just showed the taxi driver Caicun on a map because we thought it was there and she figured it out and took us to the dock. Remember... More