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Lugu Lake, Lijiang

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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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  • Luguhu View platform scenery, up and down the scenic landscape of all kinds of scenery, here you can see the entire scenic Luguhu. The weather is fine today and it can take a beautiful view of the Luguhu.
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  • Crystal clear water and dreamy lake. Very romantic ambience surrounding there. We took the boat ride to the island for Lugu Lake and even join their local bonfire dance. Recommend to go with local dri...  more »
  • Watched a documentary show about Lugu lake years ago, it was so charming and attractive, and I have put it under my MUST GO list since..Lugu lake is located between the Yunnan and Sichuan Province, it...  more »

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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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