Yuji Island - one of the main three islands in Erhai Lake
Yuji Island is a peninsula at Shuanglang Ancient Village at the western bank of Erhai Lake. The island is home to the Bai people for hundreds of years. Thus, it is dotted with the Bai buildings. You could also experience the culture of the Nanzhao Kingdom (738 – 902) as well as Bai ethnic culture on the island.
Yuji Island Fast Facts
- Chinese Name: Yujidao (玉几岛)
- Location: Shuanglang Ancient Village at the western bank of Erhai Lake
- Things to do there: Photography, Architecture, Walking
- Who visits: Photographers, Adventure Enthusiasts, Architects
- Time required: 30 – 60 x minutes
What to expect at Yuji Island
Three unique modern buildings stand out on the island. Qinglu Palace is owned and designed by Zhao Qing, a local artist. Sun Palace and Moon Palace are owned by Yang Liping, a well-known dancer across China. Both of the palaces were designed by Zhao Qing too. With excellent service and high pricing, the Sun Palace is decorated exquisitely. The Moon Palace is Yang’s private residence. It is not open to the public. When the two palaces were under construction, trees on the site were not cut down with the theme of harmony between human beings and nature.
Local tour guides in Bai costumes will interpret the history and culture of Yuji Island to you during the visit.
Best time to visit Yuji Island
If you are planning to visit Yuji Island for photography purposes, the best time to visit is during the sunset.
The best months to visit are from June to August.
How to get to Yuji Island
As Yuji Island lies at Shuanglang Village, you could take a direct bus from Dali North Bus Station (大理汽车客运北站) to the village or rent a vehicle to the village directly.
Additional Yuji Island Travel Advice
- Opening hours: 08:00 – 18:00
- As at 20th October 2020, the entrance pricing to Yuji Island is 25 CNY per person. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (email@example.com)
- You could explore Yuji Island, Shuanglang Ancient Village and Xizhou Town together with Erhai Lake along the lake ring as the spots all are situated along the lake ring.
- Please wear the sunscreen cream and sunglasses.