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Lugu Lake, Lijiang

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Water Body · Historic Site
Explore a serene aquatic ambience amid picturesque hills and plateaus at Lugu Lake. Shaped like a horse's hoof, the lake shelters many subalpine animal and plant species. When the morning mist mixes with sunlight, the lake becomes hauntingly orange and glows like a pearl, but when the surrounding hills cast their shadow, they turn the fiery water green. Local villagers gladly offer their guiding services for a reasonable fee and welcome all guests who want to learn about the community's lifestyle and traditions. To visit Lugu Lake and get the most from your holiday in Lijiang, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lijiang day trip planning tool.
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  • Breathtaking sceneries. The lake is extremely clean and warm, it's almost unreal. The history of this place and its mysterious Mosuo culture is also very fascinating. It is an ideal place for...  more »
  • We have been to Lugu lake by driving a private car from Lijiang. It's a 4 hours ride in the Yunnan mountain and the view can be stunning and worth some stops. Although the road can be a bit dangerous....  more »
  • 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

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