Shuanglang Ancient Village
With poetic scenery and tranquil guesthouses, Shuanglang Village has become a favourite escape from urban living for those-in-the-know.
For over a thousand years, the local Bai Minority people here made their living fishing in the lake. But the past 10 years have brough in a change to life. Shuanglang Ancient Village is now popular with visitors looking to unwind and enjoy a slower tempo.Old alleys and traditional architecture make for pleasant wanders. For travelers ,it’s easy to take a boat out on the lake or just kick back and do very little.
Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Shuanglang village hugs the scenic Erhai lake. The weather here always seems perfect, making it a great retreat anytime of the year. It is also home to some of the most romantic boutique guesthouses in China. Baxun is the head of the village and the owner of the first guesthouse here.
A guesthouse is not a hotel. It’s much more personal. The decoration varies in different guesthouses. Each and every one of them represents the owner’s unique style.There are more than 120 guesthouses now, offering much choice for a comfortable stay. Most face the lake and have decks providing breath-taking views.