Lugu Lake

Lugu Lake, at the border between Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces and about 200 kilometers from Lijiang City, is like a beautiful emerald shining in the mountains of the Northwest Yunnan Plateau. As the “mother lake” of the local Mosuo people, Lugu lake with an area of 50 square kilometers and is the third deepest freshwater lake in China (average depth is 40 m). Taking a boat, the crystal-clear lake is surrounded by verdant mountains, the combination of lakes and mountains makes people feel relaxed and happy.

Mosuo people, the main residents of Lugu Lake, still retains the matriarchal society so the mother dominates everything, and women have a high status in the family. This unique ethnic style has painted Lugu Lake with an ancient and mysterious color.

Other Lijiang’s Attractions

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Impressing Lijiang

Put together by the great director Zhang Yi Mou, most renowned for his work on the Beijing Olympics’ Opening Ceremony, this outdoor theater happens to be set over sea level by about 3300 meters. The Jade Dragon Mountain is used as a backdrop for it. This cultural show utilizes more than 500 actors and performers of different ethnic minorities, each of which articulates a narrative that celebrates the unique traditions of all 11 ethnic minorities residing in Lijiang.

Trips and Tours Ideas in Lijiang

Baoshan Village Lijiang

Trekking in the Tiger Leaping Gorge

4 days | Wumu, Baoshan, and Tiger Leaping Gorge
A superb hike in the Tiger Leaping Gorge with stops in two typical and charming villages. A nice break in the most beautiful mountain landscapes of Yunnan.

Old city of Lijiang

Highlights of North Yunnan

7 days | Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La
Stroll around the charming old villages of Dali and Lijiang. Discover the stunning scenery and Tibetan culture of Shangri-La…

Three Pagodas Dali

Wonders of Yunnan

16 days | Best seller
A travel plan for travelers who want to explore the most attractive landscapes of Yunnan in one trip.