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Lugu Lake

The forest-lined lake overlaps the remote Yunnan-Sichuan border like a beautiful pearl shining among the hills of the northwest plateau in Yunnan, and is home to several Tibetan, Yi and Mosuo villages. The Mosuo are the last practising matriarchal society in the world and many other naxi customs lost in lijiang are still in evidence here.

The vista of the lake changes constantly throughout the day. The morning mist mixed with the light of the rising sun gives the lake an orange glow covered by mist. When the light of sun causes the hills to throw their shadows onto the water, the lake has a jade green color. The lake is calm and dark green in the evening when the sun sinks, and is peaceful when night comes. Gentle wind blows and water ripples.

On the lake there are five islands. They are different sizes and are like green boats floating on the water. The lake is encircled with hills. The water is clean and inviting, with fish swimming in it. The forest around is dense and the air is fresh.

Lijiang Ancient Town

A UNESCO listed world heritage site, this beautiful ancient town with its narrow cobbled streets, delicate bridges and hundreds of black roof tiled houses is a delight. Streams of crystal melted snow water run through the town. This region is home to the colourful Naxi people and the unique Bongba culture. It maintains the original flavor of the local lifestyle, the typical groups of buildings and the profound cultural heritage of the region.

* Idyllic courtyard style houses and quaint cobbled streets lined with streams of crystal clear mountain water in Lijiang.

* Hike the lakeside trek and admire the mystique Mosuo customs and lifestyle.

Best time to visit

The weather is pleasant - it is cool in summer and warm in winter. All the seasons are as comfortable as spring, but the best seasons to come here are spring and summer when the hills are emerald green, the flowers are in bloom and the birds are singing happily.

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