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Lugu Lake

6,971 Reviews
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Ranked #2 in Lijiang Can't Miss Attractions
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended sightseeing time:0.5-1 day
Address:Lugu Lake Town, Ninglang County, Lijiang City

What travelers say:

Ligue lake is a beautiful scenic spot in the Yunnan-Sichuan border. We arrived there from Kunming by bus, and although the trip is quite long (5-6 hours), the views along the way are stunning, and Lugu lake is totally worth the detour. There are several villages along the lake where one can stay, the ambiance is quite calm, and there are nice roads to walk around.

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Lugu Lake is located between Ninglang County of Yunnan Province and Yanyuan County of Sichuan Province. It is named as such because it is shaped like a gourd. The lake is about 2,600 meters above sea level and locals see it as a beautiful pearl shining among the hills of the Northwest plateau. The Mosuo people living on the lake are one of the key highlights of the attraction. They are one of the few matriarchal societies remaining in modern world as women play the role of production and management, holding the principal position in society. There is no marriage, men stay in the women's home as mates called 'Axia' and the intimate relationship lasts as long as they like. While on board a local boat, you will notice that the lake is crystal-clear with swarms of seagulls flying over the water. The surrounding scenery is like a painting that is worth seeing at least once a lifetime!
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