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Located in the center of the Lushan Tourism Zone, this building covers 5,0002m. Against mountains and overlooking Qionghai Lake, it is a typical Yi building. Surrounded by green mountains and dense vegetation, Lugu Lake is a body of crystal clear water and intoxicating, magical scenery. This beautiful and mysterious land abounds with ancient tribal traditions, and evokes a sense of romance and whimsy. Here, every etiquette and manner has a moving story behind it; the melodious pastoral songs are mysterious, romantic and poetic; the captivating charms utterly irresistible.
Every morning, thousands of birds fly from Yakou to Lugu Lake, and at sunset, they fly over this area to Xiaocao Lake to rest. Seeing so many birds flying together as one is quite spectacular and a highlight of any visit. The ancient road used by the Mosuo people for mountain climbing is the best walking route for the appreciation of the beautiful lake scenery. The well-preserved ancient houses and traditional lifestyles are a window into the lives of the Mosuo people.

Famous Attractions 

Grass Lake 

The 15,000mu Grass Lake is like a jade in the east of Lugu Lake and is a rare Biological Park blessed with 37 kinds of aquatic plant, 42 kinds of rare bird, and 11 kinds of fish, shrimp, conch, spiral shell and frog. Mosuo girls wearing red and white dress are paddling Zhucao Boat in the Grass Lake with many reeds singing melodious "Ahabala" folk song. This comfortable and free feeling makes people charmed and crazy.

Golden Goddess Bay 

At the foot of Nushen Mountain, it is blessed with Annae Island and a completely pure Naxi village. With a long history, Naxi nationality is featured by rich, extensive and profound culture and its unique national customs; you''ll have different experience after sing "A Love Song of Lugu Lake" and "Beautiful Naxi Girls".

Mosuo Museum 

More than 8,000 Moso people have lived there for generations along the lakeside of Lugu, and they still maintain the customs of "Matrilineal Family" and "Walking Marriage", which is called the only matriarchal clan in the world and "living fossil" of human society.

Zouhun Bridge 

Mosuo people, living in “matriarchal family”, adhere to the tradition of the matriarchal marriage system. This 300m long wooden bridge stretches across Grass Lake and connects the villages on both sides, providing a convenient passageway for "Axia" (lover). It is praised as "the First Magpie Bridge in the World".

Gemu Goddess Mountain 

The highest peak of Gemu Goddess Mountain is at 3,754.7m altitude. Walking along the ancient mountain path and passing cypress woods, there you''ll find Goddess Temple and Goddess Cave. This mountain is the incarnation of Gemu Goddess in Mosuo legends. Lugu Lake is like a half-moon, only when you climb on Goddess Mountain can you appreciate the panorama of Lugu Lake. During wagua, all Moso people will climb on Goddess Mountain to worship the Goddess. From top to foot, the wagua teams form bright long queues with "Goddess Song" echoing to the clouds. Gemu Goddess Mountain is special and unique with "syncretism between heaven and man" among hundreds of famous mountains in China.

 Opening Hours

with access all day

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Luguhu Town, Yanyuan County, Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan

 Admission

80 yuan

 Transport

From Chengdu to Xichang by plane or train. At Xichang, transfer to a bus bound for Lugu Lake. The Xichang Passenger Transportation Center operates daily shuttle bus services to and from Lugu Lake.

 Tips

Every morning, thousands of birds fly from Yakou to Lugu Lake. At sunset, they fly over this area to Xiaocao Lake to rest. It is a quite spectacular scene seeing so many birds flying at once. The ancient road used by the Mosuo people for mountain climbing is the best walking route for the appreciation of the beautiful scenery of the lake. The well-preserved ancient houses and traditional lifestyles will satisfy your desire to experience the life of the Mosuo people.

 

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