Lashi Lake

Lashi Lake, Lijiang: Hours, Address, Lashi Lake Reviews: 3.5/5

Bodies of Water • National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience similar attractions


3.5
284 reviews
Excellent
99
Very good
78
Average
56
Poor
23
Terrible
28

Chooi75
Ipoh, Malaysia32 contributions
A scam at Lashi Lake
Dec 2019 • Family
The overpriced horse ride (Min RMB180-RMB480) which our family was not interested due to young children. Hence the in-charged person said if we wanted to see Lashi Lake, we MUST pay him RMB100 per person (children/adult) to visit his Rose Garden. They are total 5 of us, hence, we have to pay him RMB500 to see the Rose Garden where the plants were wilting. I can’t even see Lashi Lake properly and can’t even see any birds as per described by the driver. What I could see were those wilting plants. I don’t mind paying RMB500 if we managed to see the lake as per described but it was really unfair for us as a tourist being wrongly guided by this irresponsible group of people. Very disappointed. I will goto Napa Lake than Lashi Lake.
Written December 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hweeying
Johor Bahru, Malaysia4,444 contributions
Basic package
Mar 2018 • Family
We joined the local travel agency. Our driver dropped us at the car park and pass to the staff incharge. Normally they sell riding horse, tea testing and lake crossing by small boat is a basic package. Basic package is included so we no need to pay anything. Our 1st time horse riding, very interesting. However the small boat crossing Lashi lake seem quite dangerous so be careful.
Visited on Mac 2018
Written December 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

corrine865
Hong Kong, China50 contributions
good but be aware of additional expense
Jul 2017 • Friends
horse riding+hot pot +Rowing on a lake is good as a set price. Be aware of additional pushing expense , like photo shooting, tea, horse foods, whis may cost you another RMB200. On sunny days, wear long trousers is recommended to avoid get sun burnt.
Written May 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

withjoey
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia61 contributions
Prepared for photo shotting
Apr 2018 • Couples
Recommend go with tour arrange by hotel or tour agent, price wouldn't be much difference. Must get prepared for photo shooting with nice dress. You may bring your dress to change in the Club House. Bring hat for horse ridding if you worry of UV expose. else you need to buy at high jet price. Recommend to go early so will have lesser crowd. We paid for premium for ridding the horse to the top of the hill (Ancient Tea Horse Route). for 1 hour and go for the premium club house. include lunch. is worth!
Written May 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anle_Charan
Hong Kong, China63 contributions
Horseback riding and kayaking activity
Dec 2017 • Couples
We did the full ancient tea route horse/mule riding tour as well as the kayaking on the Lashi Lake. Though quite expensive and very commercialized, still an interesting once in a lifetime activity. Will we ever do it again, no. Perfect time to come might be during late fall to early winter when the trees in the lake have their autumn colors.
Written December 30, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul T
Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
An Exciting Ride for the Family!
Nov 2017 • Family
This was our first time in Lijiang. We wanted something to enjoy as a family as certain places like the mountains or the wetlands might not be suitable for kids due to altitude sickness.

We decided to go to Lashi Lake area and we took a pony ride (great to pick the entire route around the mountains) approximately for 2 hours. Though this was our maiden ride, but we do feel like cowboys. Another plus point, it was ride uphill and descending through the terrains which is both fun and safe for kids.

You can also look at the beautiful Lashi Lake from the top and the guide would let us have a stop to take a good look at the place.

After the ride, we took a boat ride around the lake and this time we could take a closer look at the scenic mountains. For those who are adventurous, you could choose to paddle a kayak.
Written November 20, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ollie H
London, UK36 contributions
Full of touts but worth visiting
Jun 2017 • Couples
Lashi lake is a great place however it is full of touts. We got dropped off by the taxi driver who obviously works for commission and they offered 380Y for 90 mins on a horse however after speaking good mandarin we narrowed it down to 80 each per person for 90 mins. The horse ride was very enjoyable. After we visited a tea house which served free tea which was very nice and offered to purchase some tea at a slightly more expensive price. However the lychee tea is rare to find in Lijiang so might be worth buying for around 50Y. Once on the lake, the lake is prone to showers but paying 40Y for unlimited time on a kayak is definitely worth it!
Written July 27, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HotspiceAustralia
Legian, Indonesia2,129 contributions
Surprisingly a wonderful experience!
May 2017 • Couples
Had no interest in visiting Lashi but when you stroll around Lijiang old town in the morning, many people will approach you to ask if you'd like to go to Lashi horse riding. A couple we met told us they had a lovely experience and we decided to go. Whilst having breakfast, this lady approached us to go to Lashi for CNY 50 return, showing you the migratory birds and flowers photo and we agreed that we only wanted to see that as all others offered CNY 10 return trip with horse riding. Perhaps you might want to ask where her car is (usually a two team work), it was quite far!
You guess right, we were brought to a horse farm. Our couple friend told us theirs was CNY 300 each, bargained to CNY 500 for a couple to ride through peach n pear orchard- Tour B. We had 5 choices. 1 n 2- Boat or horse ride. 3 Ride up the hill n boat ride CNY 450. As business seemed slow, he offered CNY 200 each. We jumped at the chance. The guide turned out to be the horses owner and told us there were about 40 of them here. They all own their own horses n our horses look happy. No tour buses stopped here unlike one further front. Remember that the drivers all take a commission of what you purchase- anywhere in China so all prices are inflated! It doesn't matter if you engaged him off the streets, so be cautious.
On the Lashi lake, the punter played some music to create the right atmosphere. You can choose to kayak, too. The photo opportunities were breathtaking. Then we were driven back on an open 10 seater car- very safe.
This activity turned out to be one of our highlight of the trip. I would recommend it after you've had enough of shopping, eating n drinking in Lijiang Ancient Town as air is fresh n crowd's minimal in May.
Written May 25, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nowpacking
Dallas, TX2,535 contributions
Better Options
Apr 2017 • Family
We booked our own ride out to the lake and were dropped off at the horse operators tour booths. I had a bad feeling right away as we had a great experience riding the horses up the mountain in Shuhe Ancient Town. Way more propel here. The tour operators start with higher prices and try to add on things. We only went with the deal because the kids wanted to ride again. I feel it is better to deal directly with the horse owners instead of giving a huge cut to some guy with a walkie talkie in his hand. The trail was ok and went up through a village and saw a not very impressive view of the lake. I recommend booking direct with horse owners at gate to Shuhe town for the mountain ride which also goes through part of the old town. That is the best deal - but the ride is not for the faint of heart but a once in a lifetime experience.
Written April 25, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cynthia W
Xi'an, China104 contributions
Shining and glimmering Lake
Feb 2017 • Family
Tourists all come here to enjoy the horse rides along the ancient tea paths, which can be a fascinating tour.
If you come here on a certain season, you can also enjoy lots of special roses.
The lake itself is ok compared with Lugu Lake,but its really interesting to boat on it.
The wind is really strong, be careful.
Written March 31, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 74
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing