park, 2 km. away from Dali City proper, is located at
Tuanshan Mountain, south of Erhai Lake. It was built
in 1976, covering 1,674 mu of land. In the Tang Dynasty,
Tuanshan was called Xilongshan Mountain and the park
used to a lonely island in the lake, a hunting and deer-raising
palace for Nanzhao King in Tang Dynasty. When water
abated, a natural mountain surrounded by water at its
three sides was shaped. Because the mountain goes lower
down from the west side to east, like a sleeping dragon
near the beach. So it was also named Sleeping Dragon
Mountain. On the mountain there is a pavilion named
Zhu Hai Pavilion, one of the places of historical interest.
And now, the mountain is covered with pine, camellia,
azalea and cherry trees and michelias; some waterside
pavilions and a zoo have also been constructed. At the
top of the mountain, there are pavilions overlooking
the lake, and roofed corridors and service facilities.
is very easy to reach to park by land or by water. Setting
off from Xinqiao Harbor, a steamer will take you to
the foot of the mountain within 20 minutes, and after
climbing 270 stone steps, you will be there at Facing
Erhai Lake (Wanghailou) Pavilion or the Long Corridor.
Gazing from the park into the distance, you'll see the
blue sky and the waves of the lake with dotted sails
and steamers coming and going. just look! In the east
the Phoenix Mountain ranges are rising and falling in
the mist. To the west the 19 peaks of Cangshan Mountain
soar high. In the distance, the famous Three Pagodas
of Dali are standing in radiance.
We offer flexible tailor-made
Yunnan tours to Dali Erhai park. We are always ready
to customize a private tour package which can be started
from Kunming for you. Just send us an email to get our
travel expert help planning your trip.
Cloth with Wax
Remains Of Taihe
Tablet In Memory Of Kublai Khan's Conquest Of Yunnan