Lugu Lake

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  • Address: 300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: 100 CNY
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, Tourist Center, Leisure, Family And Kids, Lake, Boating, Picnic Spot, Nature, Bird Watching

About Lugu Lake, Lijiang

Lugu lake is a wide expanse of still water surrounded by beautiful greenery. The lake is located 200 kilometres from Lijiang. The lake is surrounded by hills. The forest around it is dense. The water is clear enough for you to see that it is full of fish. The lake is shaped in the form of a horse-shoe. Legend says that the lake was formed when a female spirit cried after a lover left her behind with just a hoof-print of his horse. Her tears filled the print and that is the Lugu lake. By the lake, lives a matriarchal society called the Mosuo. You can spend a night here and get to know the interesting lives of these people. Highlights include:

  • The five islands
  • Migratory Birds
  • Boating
  • Visit to a local family
  • The Fire Party

Lugu Lake Information

  • Carry warm clothes with you. The weather here is cold.

Lugu Lake Ticket Prices

  • Boating: CNY 30
  • Fire Party: CNY 30
  • Visit to a local family: CNY 20

How To reach Lugu Lake by Public Transport

  • Bus: 9:00am at Lijiang Coach Terminal

Restaurants Near Lugu Lake

  • Lige Holiday Hotel
  • Lugu Lake Naluwan Hostel Lijiang Daluoshui
  • Ruheng Hotel

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Things to Know Before Visiting Lugu Lake

  • 95% of people who visit Lijiang include Lugu Lake in their plan

  • 62.16% of people start their Lugu Lake visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Lugu Lake

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lugu Lake

People normally club together Yak Meadow and Lijiang Mural In Baisha Village while planning their visit to Lugu Lake.

People also prefer to end their day with Lugu Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Lugu Lake, Lijiang Reviews

  • Absolutly the most beautiful place I have been so far. Pristine water, great weather, away from the crowds, calm. And the views... Just amazing. If you plan to go there, stay in Luoshui, as it is most developed of all the towns around the lake (others are really basic and in construction). When you're there, rent a bike and cycle around the lake - the distance is around 45km, but the surface is mostly flat. It took me 6h to complete the trip. The sun there is quite strong, don't forget about sunscreen.

  • Beautiful, well worth the trip.

  • Pretty lake

  • The highly recommend spot, with perfect natural view. The transport is kinda awkward, and Chinese is the only way to communicate with the local.

  • Great natural scenery and folks

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