Yuhu Village Overview

Yuhu Village is an ancient village with beautiful scenery in Lijiang, Yunnan Province. The village is famous for beautiful natural landscape, well-preserved original ecology, and cultural relics

1.Basic Information

● Chinese Name: 玉湖村

● Area: 77.78 square kilometers    

● Population: 1465

● Zip code: 674101

● Dialing code: (+86) 0888 

● Altitude: 3200 m

2. Administrative Division

There are three natural villages in Yuhu village: Yuhu Shang village(玉湖上村), Yuhu Xia village(玉湖下村), Wenhua village(文化村).

3. Location

It is situated at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mount, about 40 minutes driving from Lijiang Old Town. Yuhu is adjacent to Xinshan Village in the East and South, Wenhai Village in the West, and Yulong Snow Mountain in the North. 

 4. Climate

Yuhu village belongs to the semi mountainous area with a cold and windy climate. The temperature is lower than the center of the county about 6 ~ 7 ° C. The annual average temperature is 8.90 ℃ and annual rainfall is 935.80 mm.

5. Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Yuhu village is from March to June and October to December because of the clear weather and wide view. Summer is rainy season but a good place to avoid summer heat.

The best time to visit Yuhu village is from March to June and October to December because of the clear weather and wide view. Summer is rainy season but a good place to avoid summer heat.

6. Things to Do

Yuhu Lake: Yuhu is a lake, 200 meters in length and 40 meters in wide. The lake is waved with water all the year around.

Rock Joseph's Former Residence: the former residence of an American Austrian explorer who spent 27 years in Yuhu Village and made great contribution to the protection of Naxi Culture.

Yuzhuqingtian: a scenic spot centered around Jade Lake. The clear waters are believed to cure eye conditions, rheumatism and many other ailments.

7. Transportation

There are three way coming to Yuhu Village from Lijiang: by bus, taxi or cycling.

8. Accommodation

Stay in Yuhu village for overnight is amazing. Although it is a small village situated at the foot of the Jade Dragon Mountain, there are some well-equipped hotels that can meet you needs, including Yuhu Village 5 Star Hotels, 4 Star Hotels and 3 Star Hotels. 

9. Dining

It is easy to settle the meals for some small local restaurants standing on the two sides of the main road, even small western restaurants with coffee. 

10. Shopping

On the two sides of the gravel road, there are only some small shops where you can buy some local stuffs as souvenirs. Sometimes you will meet local ladies selling flower crowns and other souvenirs to tourists such as handcrafts.