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Lugu Lake

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300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang | Yongning Town, Ninglang County, Lijiang 674300, China
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Reviewed 19 April 2009

The drive to Lugu Lake from Lijiang was one of the highlights of my trip to Yunnan. We hired a driver to allow us to stop whenever we wanted to which was a really good idea because the whole journey is along these dramatic mountainous...More

16  Thank Victoria101
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We were keen on Lugu lake as several people whom we talked to raved about it. However, in one of our day trips, we heard a guide mentioned that the drive to Lugu lake will be longer than the usual 3+hours, or was it 5...More

16  Thank Dot2010Vienna
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The Lugu Lake is clean and beautiful. The Mosuo minority who live around and you can learn about their way of living

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

It was raining season and we did not see the best of Luguhu. We stayed at paradise inn, which has the best view of the lake. Unfortunately we were here at the wrong time. If you have a intention to fly to Luguhu from Kunming...More

3  Thank gohlh
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The lake surprises me at my first sight. It is as pure as crystal and I could see the sky and mountains clearly in the water. Cycling is the best way for this lake. The culture here is also unique and interesting to learn about.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Our tour to Lugu Lake was on 19 Apr 2017 (Wed). It took 4 hours by road from Lijiang. Lugu Lake is the third largest lake in China (51.8 square km).Lugu lake view is beautiful with its blue colour water and the surrounding moutains. It...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Went there by a suggestion. We planed to shangri-la at the beginning of our plan. One person who were staying in the same hotel with us told me that went to shagri-la best season is in September we would get disappointed. He made us to...More

1  Thank Meiling W
Reviewed 31 March 2017

High recommend!!! We planned to stay there for 2 days but the moment when we saw it we changed our plans. Just walking around the lake is pretty nice and relaxing. You can tour the whole lake from Yunnan Province to Sichuan Province by motorcyle,...More

2  Thank Cynthia W
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Good lake view. Please choose a warm season to Lugu Lake otherwise it is very cold and you don't want to see the view. It needs 4hrs driving from Lijiang to Lugu lake. Local agency sells coach seat. BTW, 4hrs driving is not boring as...More

2  Thank GagaJ3
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Lugu Lake 泸沽湖, this scenic area straddles between Yunnan and Xichuan and was about 4 hrs drive from Lijian, but well worth a visit. It's relatively unspoilt with lovely idyllic scenery. We stayed at the Lugu Lake Gallery Bridge Hotel 瀘沽湖廊橋別院度假酒店 which has a lake...More

2  Thank Calvinta
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Our family of 9 headed to Lugu Lake by a privately chartered mini bus. The driver told us we were in luck as the new road to the lake just opened recently. It cuts the distance from Lijiang to Lugu Lake by half. So it...More

4  Thank Speis75
Reviewed 27 November 2016

If the weather is good, this place is stunning to see (especially at Sunrise/Sunset). I would highly suggest biking around the lake. Definitely much quieter than Dali (and more beautiful imo).

1  Thank Gordon S
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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
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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.
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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