Jinsuo Island

Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00
Ticket: BMB 120 for cruising

Jinsuo Island, resembling a golden shuttle when viewed from above, gracefully rests amidst the tranquil waters of Erhai Lake. Situated in the southwest of Haidong Town, the island lies 250-600 meters from the eastern bank of Erhai Lake, facing Qiliqiao Village across the water to the west. Home to over 200 Bai households, Jinsuo Island offers visitors a captivating journey through Bai minority culture and natural beauty.

Wandering through the narrow lanes of Bai minority houses, amidst fertile fields and lush greenery, visitors can immerse themselves in the peaceful ambiance of island life. The island’s charm is further enhanced by its picturesque landscapes, adorned with colorful flowers and verdant trees. Here, travelers can savor the Bai Ethnic Minority’s renowned “Three Courses of Tea” and indulge in delectable local cuisine while marveling at the breathtaking scenery of Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake.

With its stunning vistas and a myriad of seaside activities, Jinsuo Island offers a delightful escape reminiscent of Sanya. From unique dwellings to traditional Bai cultural experiences, including captivating performances and the fascinating Dragon Palace, Jinsuo Island promises an unforgettable summer retreat, once favored by the kings of the Nanzhao Kingdom.

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