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Address: 300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
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Beautiful lake

The lake is beautiful and peaceful. Visit Mosuo family and leaning more about their maternal society and culture Be prepare to spend 8-9 hours on the bus.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Azure C

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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lake is beautiful and peaceful. Visit Mosuo family and leaning more about their maternal society and culture Be prepare to spend 8-9 hours on the bus.

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Thank Azure C
Suzhou, China
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Hire a driver and explore all the surrounding villages. Luge village, where we stayed, was under construction when we stayed but should be complete by mid 2016. We went in December and it was freezing but the snow and lack of tourists was worth it!

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Thank 20rich007
Patagonia, Argentina
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful lake. You can go around the lake either by car, motorbike or walking (few days then), And you will be able to visit all the surrounding villages around the lake.

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Thank El_Patagon
Chonburi, Thailand
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135 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

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

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Thank David G
Asia
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

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Beijing, China
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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.

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Thank Wenhui W
Shanghai, China
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Jekkyl_Hyde
Guilin
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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.

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Thank Wei W
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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