Lijiang Lugu Lake
Lugu Lake is located about 240km away from Lijiang and situated in the Sichuan-Yunnan provincial border at the altitude of 2600m. Majority of the local tribe consisted of Mosuo tribe or the Naxi tribe. The landscape provides a breathtaking view especially for tourist while the lake resembled a beautiful pearl shinning among the hills of the northwest plateau in Yunnan. The lake itself is covered in jade green color as the water is still and creates a peaceful and calm atmosphere.
The morning mist with the light from the rising sun creates a blanket of orange glow mist over the water surface. The water is clean and welcoming as hills fringed along the border of the Lugu Lake. Forest can be found along the lakeside with deep and lush green, retaining its beauty and the nature surrounds. The lake shores are inhabited by many minority ethnic groups such as Mosuo, Norzu, Yi, Pumi and Tibetan. They lives in simple houses and clustered among each other in a small village setting.
There are three peninsulas and five islands identified as Heiwawu Island, Liwubi Island, Lige Island, Lama Island and Nixi Island. Each island is unique from one another with birds, shrubs and moss in various species. The water is transparent which gives a deep view into the lake. It’s a great place for boating, fishing and leisure walk along the shores while enjoying the scenic landscape.
The Lugu Lake is a natural lake with the overall shape that resembled a horseshoe on a high plateau covering about 50 square kilometers. The shoreline along the lake is winding which formed and developed into natural beaches for tourist activities. Some of the wild-lives that can be observe are, fox, musk deer, vultures, hawks and leopard. The waters are rich in fishes and visited by migration birds all year round.