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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 16 July 2016 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....More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 20 June 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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank healthykiwi
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We only stayed one night. Disappointing as we were expecting a more up market holiday town. Very average.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Karen E
Reviewed 6 April 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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 26 February 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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Gezaat L
Reviewed 22 February 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.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Osh86
Reviewed 14 January 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.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Azure C
Reviewed 3 January 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!

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful lake. You can go around the lake either by car, motorbike or walking (few days then), And you will be able to visit all the surrounding villages around the lake.

Date of experience: November 2015
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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.
25 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