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Address: 300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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Beautiful Place. Quiet and Peaceful for the time being.

Visited Lugu Lake in early June during its rainy season. The sky was overcast and the waters were not azure blue, but a cloudy green colour. Would have been spectacular if the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited Lugu Lake in early June during its rainy season. The sky was overcast and the waters were not azure blue, but a cloudy green colour. Would have been spectacular if the weather had been sunny with clear blue skies. The ride to Lugu Lake from Lijiang was horrendous and hair raising. I booked a 11 seater bus through a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

They were charging foreigners over $30 US each. We left. It didn't seem like such a hot spot anyway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You cannot imagine its beauty. Although it takes around 10 hours by bus to reach the lake from Lijiang, it is worth. The lake is on the border of Yunnan and Sichuan, but the most beautiful places gather in Yunnan. Lige Island is perfect to seen from the Sightseeing deck. The water is clean enough to see the flowers in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We book a local car that takes us around the lake, beautiful sceneries, awesome sunrise and sunset photo taking opportunities, and interesting local Mosuo culture.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Beautiful lake n no air polution,locals are very friendly and the place is not flooded with tourists. Yunnan meals are not to my liking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went early in the morning and saw the huge edifices being built or renovated on the shore but it was so cold then and we were only lightly dressed that we virtually froze out on the lake! However, the lady rowing our boat just seemed bemused by these dopey foreigners who came out on such a cold morningso lightly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Place is beautiful and quiet , people is nice and you will get relaxed here. It takes more than 5 hours by shuttle bus from lijiang to here, it maybe a bit exhausting but you will find the paradise which didn't been polluted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

in there august 2014 with friends.stay there 3 nights.. we drove a long way to get there from lijiang. actually there are two ways to get there .one is the regular way like we did..you have to drive through mountains .you better drive a suvbecause some of the road condition is not so good .and dangerous .get experianced driver for... More 

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Thanks to my girlfriend for this great experience at Lugu Lake, with its breathtaking quiet, beautiful views of the large, high altitude lake, and peeks into traditional Mosuo life. How you ask? From Chengdu you may take a bus or train to Xichang (Space satellite launch center) Bus ride from Chengdu's Shiyangchang bus station takes about 5-6Hrs of a comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

LuGu Lake is one of my favorite place in China. It wasn't planed in my 2-months trip in China but I have been advised by a Chinese friend met in Chengdu to go there. And I have any regret at all! We stayed only one day and a half there. The first day we visited LuGu village and his bridge... More 

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Additional Information about Lugu Lake

Address: Address: 300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Lijiang
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 2 - 2

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