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Lugu Lake

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Address: 300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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 

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Guilin
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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.

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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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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 

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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!

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Singapore, Singapore
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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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