The Erhai Lake
The Erhai Lake is one of the most fascinating parts of a Dali visit. It is located two kilometers east of Dali, was also known as Yeyuze or Kunming Lake in ancient times. It is the second largest highland lake of Yunnan, the seventh biggest freshwater lake in China. It sits at 1973 meters above sea level and covers 250 square kilometers. With crystal clear water and the charming landscape, Erhai Lake is reputed as "Pearl of Plateau". Hence, "Silver Cangshan Mountain and Jade Erhai Lake" is used to depict the amazing scene of Erhai Lake. Inside the Erhai Lake, there are different kinds of famous landscape, like "Three Islands", "Four Continents", "Five Lakes", "Nine Bends". Usually, there are two fantastic ways to explore Erhai Lake - by boat and by hiking. Taking a boat to sailing on the Erhai Lake can have leisure sightseeing about the islands in the lake and riding a bicycle is another enjoyable way to explore historical sites along Erhai Lake. Erhai Lake is a very comfortable and leisure site which can be visited all year round. Usually, half day tour will be suggested.