The sights in Eryuan are beautiful and the scenery of the four seasons is charming. Eryuan is an important part of Dali tourist resort, one of the national tourist resorts in China. The many sights within the county get on very well with each other. The natural sights here get well mixed with the places of interest and historic sites. In Eryuan it is not so cold in winter and not so hot in summer. The annual average temperature here is 13.9℃. All in all, Eryuan is an ideal place for people to spend their holiday.
Eryuan is the source of Erhai Lake. The water flow from a freshwater lake called Zibi Lake(茈碧湖). Zibi Lake is surrounded by mountains on three sides. There is a kind of rare, famous and precious flower called Zibi flower growing in the lake. When it is the blooming period of the Zibi flowers, visitor can smell a faint scent of them.
This kind of flower only exists in Japan, the Summer Palace in Beijing and Zibi Lake. Along the lake bank, there locates Pear Garden. It is famous for the ten thousand pear trees which are a hundred years old. Visitor can have delicious meals in the farm stay by the side of the lake.
Haixihai Lake(海西海) sits tranquilly in the bosoms of the surrounding green hills. In contrast, on Niaodiaoshan Mountain, you will hear the rustle of pine trees, and see the blossoms of azaleas. What's more, it is a real spectacle when myriads of birds join together and perch on the branches, chattering to each other.
Eryuan is the palace of origin of Yunnan Erhai Lake. The culture of Bai nationality and the food of it is a highlight of the tour. The fanshaped dairy is one of the characteristic of Bai nationality food. It is made of sour water and milk. When it is done, the local people will place the fanshaped dairy on the bamboo shelves to dry in the air.
The fanshaped dairy is always used to fry, decoct or stew. Local people like eating the fanshaped dairy with roast tea and nut flour.
Pawpaw Chicken is another famous dish in the culture of Bai nationality. This dish has some medical effect. It is good for treating rheumatism, gastritis and makes you calm.