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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lugu Lake and many more Lijiang attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lijiang trip builder.
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Where to stay in Lijiang

Though built on a small scale, Lijiang has long been a popular destination for Chinese tourists, and what was already a good choice of accommodations has grown with increased international interest. Expect to pay a premium to stay in the old town area, with hotels overlooking the main canals particularly popular. Head out of the old town and you'll find a good range of more cost-effective, smaller guesthouses, hostels, and hotels, either in the suburban residential areas, or on the main roads leading out into the hillier areas of the region.
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  • 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 fl...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 wat...  more »