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Address: 300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
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Lugu Lake a beautiful relaxing retreat

Lugu lake is the most beautiful lake I have seen. When you wake up and see the sky reflected in the water, is is truly something to behold. This is great for a 2-4 day stay as it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
L P
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Kunming, China

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Kunming, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lugu lake is the most beautiful lake I have seen. When you wake up and see the sky reflected in the water, is is truly something to behold. This is great for a 2-4 day stay as it is the lake and some towns/villages around it. I have heard there is an airport now, but I went to Lijiang centre... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing scenery (the best is during sunny day) ! "Lige" is the best town around the lake to stay and for the sunset (best view). There are, there, a lots of hotels, restaurants, souvenirs shops, postoffice, bars and clubs for evening. You can also rent there bicycle and motorbike. I highly recommended you to stay there for 2 nights, first... More 

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Pau, France
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

First, must hire a local driver or just share the transport with others. The journey from Lijiang to reach Lugu lake was 5hours without motorway. I paid 150rmb for go and returned. This lake is famous for the Mosuo culture, one of the minority group in China. In Mosuo culture, "Women is always right", before entering the village, the driver... More 

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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

After horrible 9 hours on the bus across mountains to the lake, we was arriving just in time when there's bright sunshine and rainbows in the sky after the rain. We went there with four of us and one is Chinese, which that helped a lot to communicate and talk with locals. Renting electronic motorcycle (DianDongChe) seems to be the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We had SUCH bad luck visiting here. Firstly, it took us 13hours to get there from Kunming because it had rained so much the side of the mountain had collapsed onto the new road! We waited 5 and a 1/2 hours before we moved anywhere. When we arrived in Lige it rained and rained and rained and rained. It didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I was in a hurry with my friends so we originally planned to spend a day and a night in Lugu Lake. We took 7 hours to get there and the ride was really horrible because it was raining cats and dogs outside. Lugu Lake looks really pale in rain but then the weather seemed better so we decided to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Stayed at the prettiest inn at 大落水村 (The first inn when you enter the village) and our room overlooks the entire Lugu Lake! One of our best stays in Lugu Lake. So many things to do, so little time! We gave ourselves 2D1N to explore Lugu Lake, but there was lots of things to do!! Give yourself at least 3D2N... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We only stayed one night. Disappointing as we were expecting a more up market holiday town. Very average.

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

For me the best part of the visit was the stunning scenery on the journey to and from Lijiang. Travelled via one of the many 8-seater mini-vans which charge 180-200RMB for the return journey. The journey was up and down mountain valleys, and although around 6 hours each way, it never seemed dull with so much scenery to look at.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Travelled with another female friend. Lugu Lake is a 5 - 6hr drive from the main town of Lijiang. We booked our mini-van transfer online and had another 5 passengers with us. The journey comprises of steep winding roads through mountains hence those with motion sickness, please bring along some food and medication. The expressway will open after May which... More 

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