Last december is the second time for my trip to Yunnan. It is about 10 years since my first trip to there. I wanted to visit the palace which I didn't do for the last time. Lugu Lake is the one which was highly recommended by Erin - the travel consultant from Travel Around Yunnan. I should say Lugu lake is a highlight of my yunnan trip.
We transfered from Lijiang to Lugu lake by a privately chartered van, it needs 4 hours driving from Lijiang. The driver told us how lucky we are because the new road to the lake just opened recently. Before, it need 6-7 hours. The first day we arrived was already early afternoon. Check-in and after lunch, we just walk around in this little town. The hotel Erin booked for us was an authentic style hotel.
A very good lake room with a panoramic view of the whole lugu lake. The room inside was very friendly and clean. In evening, we joined a bonfire party organized by local Mosuo ethnic group people. So wonderful experience to get to know so much about local culture. They are extremely welcome and kind. We just dance and sing with Mosuo boys and girls around a big bonfire in the outdoors courtyard.
The next day we have a full day cycling tour.
Lugu lake was tranquil and appealing, it's the most facinating thing for us. The sunrise was stunning. The island itself was hugu, there are a few little town to explore. The most classic one is Lige island. It was serene and quite, the lake waters are crystally clear. Afternoon this day, we took the canoes to visit Liwubi Island and Heiwawu Island in Lugu lake. It's a classic local small boat, very popular in Ninglang. You can see canoes everywhere around the lake.
The third day we visited luoshui village and Zhamei Lamaism Monastery in Yongning. Most of whose residences are traditional wooden house of the Mosuo people. As for Zhamei Lamaism Monastery, according to our guide, it's the largest Tibetan Buddhist (Lamaism) Monastery in Yongning Area, Zhamei Monastery used to be a monastery of Kagupa (White Sect), and was converted to Gulugpa (Yellow Sect) in Yongzheng Period of the Qing Dynasty. It has with it spacious but dim halls, rows of ghee lamps, mysterious colored statues and praying wheels. However, Gemu Goddess is enshrined inside, a situation that tenaciously highlights the factors of Muosuo people, a branch of Naxi in Lugu Lake area. The six frescoes on the walls, as those do in Tibetan area of Sichuan, haven’t been exerted on with any influence from Mahayana (Chinese Buddhism or Big Wheel) and Daoism.
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