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Address: 300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
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A Mesmerising Wonderland

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie L

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank robbo19191
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Debbie L
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank healthykiwi
Perth, Australia
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2 reviews
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.

Thank Karen E
United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Slitherin
Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

6 Thank vichyi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Known for being a seat of the Yizu ethnic minority which traditionally was a matriarchal society, Lugu Lake has stunning views. Sichuan borders one side of the lake and Yunnan the other. There's access from both sides and roads leading in all directions. If you're daring you can travel towards Litang via Muli, or on to Sichuan's Emei Shan. Lijiang... More 

Thank Gezaat L
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Maybe getting there for a 2 hours visit around the lake, but nothing more. If interested there are several options around the lake like horse riding and kayaking.

Thank Osh86
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66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

The lake is beautiful and peaceful. Visit Mosuo family and leaning more about their maternal society and culture Be prepare to spend 8-9 hours on the bus.

Thank Azure C
Suzhou, China
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Hire a driver and explore all the surrounding villages. Luge village, where we stayed, was under construction when we stayed but should be complete by mid 2016. We went in December and it was freezing but the snow and lack of tourists was worth it!

Thank 20rich007

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