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Lugu Lake

300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
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Ranked #1 of 71 Attractions in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Bodies of Water
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Bangkok, Thailand
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A long bus journey from Lijiang, about 8 or 10 hours depending on your route by bus, which is the downside as a visit will take 3 days to include a day there. Not really set up for western visitors yet, however that said it is a beautiful location. We took a day in a minibus of 6 to circumnavigate... More

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Beijing, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

There is a poem saying: It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive. There is no doubt that our trip of Lugu lake is a kind of adventure for dream. The Lugu lake is located the Yunnan... More

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Beijing, China
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This time I walk in this beautiful city all alone, but I feel every moment she walks along with me, no matter which way I go, no matter the time, I can see her from far...but I cannot meet her, because she said it's not allowed. One this is for sure a beautiful place like Lijiang becomes more beautiful if... More

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