A nice lake between Yunnan and Sichuan to relax one or two days. The area is protected from extensive development.
80RMB per head when entering the lake area. Students pay half price.
A tour in the traditional boats.
Cable car to the top of the most prominent mountain on the north side. There is a cave to visit and some mountain monkeys to see.
Hiking in the surrounding mountains.
Half of the road around the lake (Yunnan side) is paved and in not so good shape for bikes.
Chinese/Tibetan/western food in many different places.
Many places all around the lake.
Lige is a nice village on the north side of the lake with many hotels for backpackers.
Not authorized in the lake area, but you can.
To Lijiang, 230km, 4/5 hours by bus or van.
You can catch the bus from Lige or Luoshui, the boat to Luoshui is 80RMB from Luowa Pier (where the Wetlands meet the Lake), to Lige a minivan is 120RMB/Van or a 7 hour 25km hike.