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

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Beautiful area of Yunnan

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Additional Information about Lugu Lake

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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