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Lugu Lake

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Address: 300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
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After driving from the UK and on our way to Thailand we stopped at Lugu Lake for 3 days, I think this was one of the most amazing sights on the wole trip

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
David G
Chonburi, Thailand

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Chonburi, Thailand
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After driving from the UK and on our way to Thailand we stopped at Lugu Lake for 3 days, I think this was one of the most amazing sights on the wole trip

Thank David G
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the tour to visit Lugu Lake from one of the travel agents in the old town of Lijiang for 240RMB. It's an everything inclusive package that I brought for this price, which includes bus fee, meal plans, ticket to cultural night party, etc.. On that day of traveling to Lugu Lake, after siting at the tour bus for... More 

2 Thank Gillian B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

You could access here from lijiang or from ninglang by bus, and from last week, the new airport was started the flight, it gets more easy to get here. My suggestion is take a week around the lake, stay every village, some are big, some are simple, to feel the difference between the mosou culture villages.

2 Thank mavis S
Beijing, China
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Lugu Lake is famous place in west china due to the special culture of local race "MuoSuo". MuoSuo maintains maternal society and culture, it makes visiters from outside world feel mystery.

Thank Wenhui W
Shanghai, China
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Check the forecast and if there's any indication of rain - don't come! There are only outside activities here and nothing to do if it's raining. Con: Do yourself a favour and don't come over a Chinese holiday. It's not that there are that many people its just that the prices for everything will increase by 300% and the locals... More 

1 Thank Jekkyl_Hyde
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The lake is such an perfect place for cycling, although the bikes for rent there are so poor and the price is very expensive inside any attraction like Lugu Lake. You will find out what is called the differences of the weather seperated by the mountain and how doese it like when cycling on high altitude.

Thank Wei W
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Beautiful, high altitude lake, gets kind of busy but if you head around to the North side can find some great spots

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you love nature, and you love water, Lugu lake is a must visit if you go to Yunnan. It's worth the 8-hour bus journey from Lijiang! Sunrises are gorgeous here and you can go out on the little boats to watch them. Stay in Lige village, which is quieter. You have the option of renting a bicycle, a scooter... More 

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Located on the border of Yunnan and Sichuan, Lugu Lake has a reputation of being mysterious since its open to the public. The Mosuo people who live here have a matriarchy system(like the Iroquois in North America), since ancient times, which can hardly be found in the modern world today. Its matriarchy system is extraordinarily exotic. Some of the Muosuo... More 

1 Thank AlexTung
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lulu Lake left a deep impression on me. My first in a matriarchal society; exploring their homes and understanding their culture and local life. Its beauty is breathtaking and I had such a serene time while I was there. Seeing the sun rise from the mountains in the morning (around 7.30am) was a wondrous sight!

Thank Carol W

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