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300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang | Yongning Town, Ninglang County, Lijiang 674300, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lake is lovely and clean. But really not that special. And the ride to the lake is 4-5 hours over a very rough road, each way. Pretty much requires an overnight stay at the lake. Be careful if you go in early spring or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Still on a trip to Lijiang, our trip to Lugu lake is part of our 10 days tour. Nice weather range from 2 to 10 degrees Celsius . Scenics but the story of matriarchy attract more attention. Only place in China where the kids taking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

I arrive at the sunset time, the waves reflects sunlight like flashing stars, taking a boat ride and select a house to stay for 1 or 2 days to feel the peace of land could be if they are far from cities. The animals like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Nothung much here at Lugu Lake, except it is just an ordinary Lake. Wonder what the hype was about Lugu Lake . Was disappointed that there's actually nothing there. Wasted 4 hours drive from LiJiang town just to see the lake.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steven T
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I spent a day there with a small group of 9 people. The lake was beautiful. It had a lot of scenic spots and it did bring up the romantic soul to you. I went to lake side early morning to avoid the crowd. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ikatfloral
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Lugu Hu or Lake Lugu is a huge lake in Yunnan and Sichuan altitude 2,800+ Metres above sea level with a scenic Alpine setting. Traditional inhabitants are the China's Mosuo ethnic minority who are known to be the Amazons of China, a Matriarchal tribe. Cute...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Huangziyou
Reviewed 24 July 2018

For those who have the chance to visit Lugu Lake but are unsure due to the bad weather (often during the summer time it's rainy season), it still provides some amazing views and the tranquility of the lake is still much apparent. The Mosuo people...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

The beauty of Lugi lake was not revealed to the outside world until 10 years ago. It was called tear drop from the heaven. The Mosuo people here are still practicing walking marriages. However, the quality of inns or hotels were not heavily regulated. You...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank XiafeiC
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyable alpine views around crystal clear lake, settled on border between sichuan and yunnan. There are some nice and expensive hotels with stunning panoramic views here. I rented a bike (40 rmb/d) and cycled to marriage bridge, where there are several long wooden paths....More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank lukah2015
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Lugu Lake was my absolute favorite spot in Yunnan. I am a 20-year-old female, and I travelled to Lugu Lake alone. I felt completely safe and welcome during my stay. The first day, I took a bus from Lijiang. My driver was JiKeYongHua (Jake) 吉克永华,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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8 July 2018|
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Response from mhlee1990 | Reviewed this property |
Yulong mountain is actually located in Lijiang. One of the most favourable route is D1,D2 Lugu Lake, D3 Yulong mountain, Blue moon valley, D4Tiger leaping gorge, Shangri-la, D5 Balagezong Shangri-la Grand Canyon, D6 Feilaisi... More
18 August 2017|
Response from GagaJ3 | Reviewed this property |
My experience: Bought bus tickets (go and back) and the bus picked up all passenger around Lijiang old town.
24 May 2017|
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Response from dr_ganlt | Reviewed this property |
I have checked with the local travel agent. His suggestion is ":first,you can rent a private car or take the public bus from Daocheng to Shangri-La,360kilometers ,about 8hours.then from Shangri-La to Lijiang... More