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Address: 10 km West of Lijiang, Lijiang 674107, China
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There are a total of about 44 horse farms here catering to tourist and unfortunately there are many that are out to scam tourist by charging exorbitant prices for a quick buck. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 19, 2017
Jacqueline L
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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

I wasn't overly impressed with this area. It was full of overpriced horseback riding tours that seemed rushed. Ours had a boat tour on it which it was too windy to head on the lake anyway. The transportation to and from the late was questionable too, packed in back of a truck and the driver drove like we were escaping... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

There are a total of about 44 horse farms here catering to tourist and unfortunately there are many that are out to scam tourist by charging exorbitant prices for a quick buck. It would be cheaper and safer to book through your local inn that you are staying in. The $468 RmB I paid per pax was not worth for... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

It was beautiful... Quiet... Many people trying to get us to ride their horses (donkey)... I think it was 100rmb per person to walk in to the lake and have a kayak ride on the lake... We had a peaceful moment... Then my partner got sick... That was that... It was okay...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

It is an OK like to visit, but nothing much to see. There is a nice dock, nice sitting chairs to admire to view. You can rent a horse to ride. It was quite an experience because they allow the horse to follow the path without being led. If you have not been on a horse before, don't do it.... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Lashi Lake (拉市海, Lashihai) is located 8 km (5 mi) west of Lijiang downtown in Yulong County. Lashi Lake is the first natural reserve wetland in Yunnan and was established in 1998. It is designated to protect the 2,437 m (7,995 ft) high, 5,330 hectare (13,171 acre) plateau wetlands, migrated birds and ecosystems. The water could be 9 m deep... More 

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Lijiang, China
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Lashi lake is surrounded by wide fields of fruit trees which are very colorful in spring and autumn. The lake is popular with tourists for boating and horse riding.

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Well my trip to Lashi Lake was fantastic, basically it was the direct result of my friend's patience in exploring the right Horseriding operators :) The first one we went to offered 280 for one person of 1 hour horse ride and 30 min boat ride. Basically I am always the one who like to say "yes let's do it"... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

A short ride from Lijiang old town. There's a lake, mountains and a few activities: horse riding, kayaking, etc. As soon as you get out of Lijiang rail way station you'll hear tons of people yelling "Cha ma gu dao", yes I think that's the places. And they'll approach you again as you stroll around Lijiang old town. Don't get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Book through a reliable travel agency and be sure to ask about: horse riding (1.5 hrs), lunch, transport to and from, transport to the lake from the horse stables, kayaking. This should all be included for appx. 120 RMB. You can totally bargain with tour companies.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

It was a fun trip! A bit pricey but thoroughly enjoyable! The horse ride was a little scary as the paths are narrow and we had to go uphill and downhill all the time. Enjoyed the scenery on the way. The boat ride was not as exciting but it was all included in the price.

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