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Lugu Lake

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

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Delightful tour

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Eva W
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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xi an
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

in there august 2014 with friends.stay there 3 nights.. we drove a long way to get there from lijiang. actually there are two ways to get there .one is the regular way like we did..you have to drive through mountains .you better drive a suvbecause some of the road condition is not so good .and dangerous .get experianced driver for... More 

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Thanks to my girlfriend for this great experience at Lugu Lake, with its breathtaking quiet, beautiful views of the large, high altitude lake, and peeks into traditional Mosuo life. How you ask? From Chengdu you may take a bus or train to Xichang (Space satellite launch center) Bus ride from Chengdu's Shiyangchang bus station takes about 5-6Hrs of a comfortable... More 

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Albertville, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

LuGu Lake is one of my favorite place in China. It wasn't planed in my 2-months trip in China but I have been advised by a Chinese friend met in Chengdu to go there. And I have any regret at all! We stayed only one day and a half there. The first day we visited LuGu village and his bridge... More 

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Somerville, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Lugu Lake is, without a doubt, the most beautiful natural scenery I've seen in China. So why only 3 stars? 1. The bus ride from Lijiang is brutal and dangerous. 9+ hours, two bus changes, at least one near-death experience on a mountain pass. We were crammed into seats too small for our legs and jolted around like popcorn. By... More 

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

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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