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Lugu Lake

300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
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Ranked #1 of 71 Attractions in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Bodies of Water
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Alice Springs, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is without doubt one of the most beautiful and unpolluted areas left in China. It is very rare to see crystal clear water in China. Here you can see many metres down into the water and the plant life below. Small traditional wooden boats ply the waters using electric motors which is good to see. However I fear the... More

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Shanghai
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105 reviews 105 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a must visit if you are visiting Yunnan province. We went on a two day mini tour from Lijiang and the trip took 6 hours to get to the lake with stops for photo's and lunch. You have to cross 4 mountains, the highest being over 3,000 meters. About 20 kms of the road in two sections are... More

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Kunming, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a lovely time and stayed in Luoshui. We recommend taking one of the little blue vans from Lijiang to get there. They tend to go faster and are the same price as the big bus. We took a big bus on the way there, and thanks to road conditions and 2 mandatory bus changes (only half-size buses can... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What an incredibly beautiful place. We enjoyed the local Barbecued pork, grilled fish and other delicacies on the banks of the stunning Lugu. A must for us next time around

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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A long bus journey from Lijiang, about 8 or 10 hours depending on your route by bus, which is the downside as a visit will take 3 days to include a day there. Not really set up for western visitors yet, however that said it is a beautiful location. We took a day in a minibus of 6 to circumnavigate... More

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Beijing, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

There is a poem saying: It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive. There is no doubt that our trip of Lugu lake is a kind of adventure for dream. The Lugu lake is located the Yunnan... More

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Beijing, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This time I walk in this beautiful city all alone, but I feel every moment she walks along with me, no matter which way I go, no matter the time, I can see her from far...but I cannot meet her, because she said it's not allowed. One this is for sure a beautiful place like Lijiang becomes more beautiful if... More

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Vienna
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We were keen on Lugu lake as several people whom we talked to raved about it. However, in one of our day trips, we heard a guide mentioned that the drive to Lugu lake will be longer than the usual 3+hours, or was it 5 hours? Anyway, we stopped by a tour agency in the old city (the one we... More

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Very calm lake, the warm sunshine, the boundless forest, all over the sky star of the night sky, we live here for a week, feel life is too quiet here, one of the others planet in the galaxy.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A wonderful lake, a blue ski and very nice and proud people. Proud of their way of life, and of the freedom of their women. The lake, the theatre and the museum of popular culture worth a visit.

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