Lashihai Lake

Lashihai Lake Overview

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Nestled at the centre of the Lijiang County of Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, the Lijiang Lashihai Plateau Wetland Nature Reserve was established in 1998 by the Yunnan provincial government to preserve an indispensable wetland habitat. The 65-square-kilometre reserve is home to some 300,000 Naxi and Li ethnic people. But it becomes more populous during winter – as the reserve turns into a paradise for migratory birds. Lashihai Lake is the main area where birds dwell. Around 140,000 migratory birds spent their winter beside Lashihai Lake. A repertoire of 165 species of birds can be observed in Lashihai. 

Highlights of Lashihai Lake:

Bird Watching: It is a paradise for migratory birds. Around 140,000 migratory birds spent their winter beside Lashihai Lake.

Horse-riding and Boating: Riding to experience the Ancient Tea and Horse Road and boating in the Lashihai Lake is the must-try activities to get close to the local special culture.

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Lashihai Lake Attractions

Located on the southern slope of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lashihai Lake is  famous as the place to appreciate the migrant birds by boat and experience the Ancient Tea Horse Road on horses. Besides, the nearby Zhiyun Temple is also favored by some tourists. [...]

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Lashihai Lake Tours

For Lashihai Lake tour, there are many choices including cycling tour, hiking tour, education tour, bird watching tour, etc. In addition, it usually combined with other destinations nearby such as Dali, Lijiang or Shangrila. Of course, tailor-made private tours are also available. [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Lashihai Lake , China Climate & When to Go

With an area of 5,330 hectares, Lashihai Lake is about 9.3 km long from south to north and 8.2 km wide from east to west. It is the largest lake in Lijiang County. Surrounded by the mountains, the catchment of Lashihai is about 256.6 square meters. Lashi Lake, also known as Lashihai, is about 10 kilometers from Lijiang Old Town. It enjoys monsoon climate. In the past, during the rainy season, the water level can reach 9 meters deep and the water [...]

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Transportation, Lashihai Lake , China Transportation

Many tourists come to Lijiang and Lashihai Lake is a must-see places for them. There is no public transportation from the main streets of Lijiang to the Lashihai Lake Wetlands. Here we offer you the transportation from Lijiang Old Town to Lashihai Lake including car-rental, bus, cycling, etc. Car-rental From Lijiang Ancient Town, hiring a car to Lashihai Lake is highly recommended. The car journey takes about 30 minutes and the fare is around CNY30. Hiring a car to Zhiyun Temple for a single [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Since the Lashihai Lake Wetlands is frequented by a lot of tourists all year round, there are numerous activities which can be enjoyed here. Some locals offer boat rides or fishing trips, which is such an enjoyable experience getting closed to the lake and the villages around there. The offers come with guides. There are also several other things which can be done within the area. 1.Horse Riding Since the vicinity around the Lashihai Lake Wetlands is also used as farmland, tourists [...]

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Travel Tips

Lashihai Lake, on the southern slope of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and 10 km (6.2 miles) from Lijiang Old Town, is part of the Lijiang – Lashihai Plateau Wetland Nature Reserve. For giving you a better travel experience, here we offer some useful travel advice for you. 1.Useful Numbers • Fire: 119            • Police: 110            • Ambulance: 120 • Lijiang Airport Inquiry Telephone: 5173081 • Tourism Complaint: 5123432 2. Transportation Concerns For hiring a car, you are advised to order directly from the [...]

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Useful Maps

We have collected some very useful Lashihai Lake maps including Lashihai Lake Location Map, Lashihai Lake Attraction Map, Lashihai Lijiang Map to help you have a better understanding about Lashihai Lake and its attractions.  [...]

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Lashihai Lake Accommodation

Generally the tourists who pay a visit to Lashihai Lake will choose to stay in Lijiang Old Town. There are many characteristics hotels, guesthouses and inns to choose in Lijiang Old Town. People who want a more beautiful living environment can also choose to live in the Shuhe Ancient Town or the tranquil Baisha Old Town. Anyhow, there are lots of agritainments near the scenic spots where you can choose to stay.  [...]

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