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

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

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

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

  • Bus: 9:00am at Lijiang Coach Terminal

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

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  • Lugu Lake Address: 300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang, Lijiang, China
  • Lugu Lake Timing: 24-hrs
  • Lugu Lake Price: 100 CNY
  • Best time to visit Lugu Lake(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lugu Lake: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 65.14% of people who visit Lijiang include Lugu Lake in their plan

  • 58.33% of people start their Lugu Lake visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Lugu Lake

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

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

People normally also visit Yak Meadow while planning their trip to Lugu Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This is amazing place and The highly recommend spot, with perfect natural view. The transport is kinda awkward, and Chinese is the only way to communicate with the local.

  • This is a magical place, lake is changing colours. Can't describe that with words

  • Astonishing!

  • It is a very nice lake surrounded with mountains. The Lake is so big that part of it stretches to Sichuan province. It takes about a day to tour round the lake with some rowing boats activities on site.

  • Beautiful Lake, but not suggest to stay more than 2 night. Got nothing to do, tasteless food compare to Lijing, plus a lot of place in construction. (April2018) Not a safe place for bicycle, you have to cycling very close with the cargo truck and bus.

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