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Southwestern China Sights

Erhai Lake (Ěrhǎi hú)

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Updated 05/28/2013

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Almost any street off Fuxing Lu will bring you to the shore of Erhai Lake. You may catch a glimpse of fishermen with teams of cormorants tied to their boats. In good weather, ferries are a wonderful way to see the lake and the surrounding mountains. The ferries cost between Y30 and Y70 (depending on your ability to bargain). More interesting—and cheaper—is hiring fishermen to paddle you wherever you want to go. Boats depart from the village of Zhoucheng.

On the

shores of the lake, the village of Shaping has a popular market every Monday morning. Wase is the place to go for Bai clothing.

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Dali, China

Updated 05/28/2013


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