Lugu Lake

by jessica on June 2, 2013

Lugu Lake is located in the thousands of hills between the Yongning countryside in north of the Ninglang county in Lijiang and Yanyuan County in Sichuan province whose Daluoshui village is 73 kilometers away from the Ninglang county and 200 kilometers away from the Lijiang ancient town. It is owned by both Sichuan province and Yunnan province, with Sichuan accounting for about one-third of the total area and Yunnan accounting for two-thirds of the total area. Being an AAAA level scenic attraction, Lugu Lake covers an area of more than 50 square kilometers, with its elevation of 2690 meters, average depth 45 meters, the most depths of 93 meters, transparency up to 11 meters, maximum visibility 12 meters. Water in the lake is clear and blue, and it is a famous lake with the highest altitude in Yunnan province, and also one of the second deep fresh water lakes in Yunnan.

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The Lugu Lake not only features clear water, but also beautiful island. Lugu Lake is surrounded by green mountains and circuitous bay shores. There are 17 sand islands and 14 gulfs there, and 5 full islands, three peninsulas, one sea and island with 15-30 inches higher than the water surface. It looks like green boats floating in the lake from a further distance. Among which, the Heiwawu island, Liwubi island and Lige island are three attractions with high ornamental and tourist value which being called ā€œ three islands of Lugu Lakeā€. Lugu Lake is a combination of the natural landscape and humanistic landscape and it makes it have the unique and rich connotation by the mosuo’s unique culture and ethnic customs there.

Lugu Lake Lugu Lake

Travel information: 1) Opening time: 8:00a.m. -23:30 p.m. 2) Ticket price: 100 RMB/adult; 3) Playing duration: 2 days; 4) Best time to visit: spring time and summer time. You can view the fruit flowers in full blossom during March to May, and appreciate the azalea blossoms from here and there, enjoy ten thousand acres of green grass sea and the Lover’s Bridge in May and June, July to September time are suitable to go hiking in the primeval forest there because of the rainy season.

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