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Lugu Lake, Lijiang
(4.8/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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). 
  • The most beautiful place we visited whilst in China. Not easy to get to, but worth it. Whilst there is an airport, it is limited domestic flights and you need a Chinese passport to book with that airl...  more »
  • Spent 2 days there in November, and I really loved the place! Although spend an 6 hours by mini bus from LiJiang is worth it. Lugu lake water is pristine and clear as you can see the bottom until 10 m...  more »