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Lugu Lake

300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
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Ranked #1 of 67 Attractions in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

just took 7 hours bus from xichang to lugu lake.The road is bad,and the bus also.do not drink too much water.and the lake is so clean,so beautiful,and the people also,you will see the totally different culture here.This is winter time,the grass is yellow.I think in the summer will be more beautiful.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Still all amazing, walk along with this beautiful place.. She is still walking with me all the way, even she is not here but still I feel her beside me on this place and anywhere I go. I love this place and I love Lijiang... This is the place of my lovely love... I just miss everything .. You must... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Its worth a visit despite the long road trip (8-9 hours one-way) from Lijiang. Enjoy the tranquility of the untouched beauty of the lake, authentic boating while feeding the migratory birds and discover the culture of the Mosuo people.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The lake is tranquil with natural resource unspoiled by it's surrounding. Nice to spend leisure morning in the lake. Plenty of exotic birds are challenge your speed of catching their profile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

I couldn't believe that the matriarchal society still exists among Mosuo people. But it's ture, the travel agency arranged us a business car which we could travel around the Lugu lake and experience the Mosuo customs and culture. We went boating in the morning being led by a local tour guide, under her introduction,we learnt some about "the females kingdom",and... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A beautiful escape from the loud, turbulent cities. Lugu Lake is located at an elevation of 2,685 meters (8,809 feet) in the North West part of Yunnan. From Lijang City (where we were staying) it is approximately 124 miles winding in and out, up and down, mountainsides and along cliffs, and between 5 and 10 hours via bus. There are... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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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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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, Yunnan, China
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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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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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