From Xiaguan (new Dali), take the blue 8 bus (1.5 yuan) toward Dali old town. Ask to get off at the North Bus Terminal (Beizhan). Buy a ticket to Shuanglang Xiang (15 yuan). It takes about 1.5 hours to arrive, driving up the faster road on the west side of Erhai and around the northern tip.
Private drivers can also be hired at the intersection of Bo'ai Lu and Renmin Lu in Dali old town.To drive up the east side of Erhai by car, turn off before Xiaguan towards Fengyi and Dali airport and then just follow alongside the lake when you reach it. There are some unmarked turns before one can see the lake, but generally it's easy to figure out which way to go or in the worst case there's always someone around to ask.
For people who want to get to their destination as quickly as possible, taxis are wise choice. Generally, the starting fare is CNY5, and CNY1.4 will be charged for each kilometer.
Bike trips in the surrounding countryside are a popular excursion for visitors to Shuanglang. Short trips to Erhai Lake (洱海) or to nearby villages can be a great way to get out of the touristy centre and get some exercise.
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