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Lashi Lake

#11 of 87 things to do in Lijiang Features Animals
10 km West of Lijiang, Lijiang 674107, China
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Full of touts but worth visiting

Lashi lake is a great place however it is full of touts. We got dropped off by the taxi driver who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ollie H
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London, United Kingdom
Surprisingly a wonderful experience!

Had no interest in visiting Lashi but when you stroll around Lijiang old town in the morning, many... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
HotspiceAustralia
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10 km West of Lijiang, Lijiang 674107, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lashi lake is a great place however it is full of touts. We got dropped off by the taxi driver who obviously works for commission and they offered 380Y for 90 mins on a horse however after speaking good mandarin we narrowed it down to...More

Thank Ollie H
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Had no interest in visiting Lashi but when you stroll around Lijiang old town in the morning, many people will approach you to ask if you'd like to go to Lashi horse riding. A couple we met told us they had a lovely experience and...More

Thank HotspiceAustralia
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We booked our own ride out to the lake and were dropped off at the horse operators tour booths. I had a bad feeling right away as we had a great experience riding the horses up the mountain in Shuhe Ancient Town. Way more propel...More

Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Tourists all come here to enjoy the horse rides along the ancient tea paths, which can be a fascinating tour. If you come here on a certain season, you can also enjoy lots of special roses. The lake itself is ok compared with Lugu Lake,but...More

Thank Cynthia W
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I wasn't overly impressed with this area. It was full of overpriced horseback riding tours that seemed rushed. Ours had a boat tour on it which it was too windy to head on the lake anyway. The transportation to and from the late was questionable...More

Thank devis0n
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

There are a total of about 44 horse farms here catering to tourist and unfortunately there are many that are out to scam tourist by charging exorbitant prices for a quick buck. It would be cheaper and safer to book through your local inn that...More

Thank Jacqueline L
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

It was beautiful... Quiet... Many people trying to get us to ride their horses (donkey)... I think it was 100rmb per person to walk in to the lake and have a kayak ride on the lake... We had a peaceful moment... Then my partner got...More

Thank stopcryingBreal
Reviewed 24 November 2016

It is an OK like to visit, but nothing much to see. There is a nice dock, nice sitting chairs to admire to view. You can rent a horse to ride. It was quite an experience because they allow the horse to follow the path...More

1  Thank Tom Y
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Lashi Lake (拉市海, Lashihai) is located 8 km (5 mi) west of Lijiang downtown in Yulong County. Lashi Lake is the first natural reserve wetland in Yunnan and was established in 1998. It is designated to protect the 2,437 m (7,995 ft) high, 5,330 hectare...More

Thank jameshuang
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lashi lake is surrounded by wide fields of fruit trees which are very colorful in spring and autumn. The lake is popular with tourists for boating and horse riding.

Thank JimmyMayer
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