Shuanglang Ancient Village

Shuanglang Ancient Village

By Candice SongUpdated Mar. 18, 2021


Shuanglang Ancient Village is located on the eastern shore of Erhai Lake, 36 kilometers to the north of Dali City, about 2 hours’ drive from Dali Airport.

It is backed with green mountains and faces Erhai Lake.

For over a thousand years, the local Bai Minority people here made their living fishing in the lake. However, the past 10 years have brought a change to their lives. The small tranquil village is now popular with visitors looking to unwind and enjoy a slower tempo.

Things to Do

Travel Tips


Wi-Fi is available in every hotel in Shuanglang. You can surf the Internet in your room or in the public areas. Some of the restaurants, such as the Old Horse Hot Pot, even have Wi-Fi in their dining hall. 

Take cash only: most of the expenditure in Shuanglang is paid by cash as there are no card payment facilities. However, there is an ATM in Yuji Island for you to withdraw money.

There is a big gap in the temperature between daytime and night-time. A long sleeved light coat is suggested. Also, the sunshine is strong there so please use some SPF 50 sun creams.

Photography in Shuanglang

Tips on accommodation

To get a complete experience of Shuanglang, it is suggested that you choose a hotel on Yuji Island, or one of the hotels near the piers, as it will be quite convenient for activities.

Please kind note that there are lots of domestic visitors there, and it could be a bit noisy. If you prefer a quieter environment, it is suggested that you stay in Dali rather than Shuanglang.

The hotels in Shuanglang have limited availability. Usually there are 8-10 rooms in a hotel. The largest one is Yun Qi Pi She Hotel, which has about 20 rooms. Please book your hotel in advance in case there is no room left when you get there.

Recommended hotels:

Rainbow's Nest International Guest House: more like a homestay than a guesthouse or hotel, it has a friendly atmosphere and a quiet courtyard. The apartments are basic but well appointed, comfortable, clean, quiet, spacious and light.

Dali Windoo Resort: a wonderful lakeside hotel with a tasteful design, great hosts and terrific food.

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