Lugu Lake

Lugu Lake is situated in the Sichuan-Yunnan provincial border at the altitude of 2600m, covers an area of 50 square kilometers with the average water depth of 45 meters and the transparency 11 meters. The inhabitants around the lake are the Mosuo people, a small tribe that is considered a sub clan of Naxi people. In the lake there are five islands, three peninsulas and a sea- wall islet. Here everything looks as if it has not been disturbed by human beings at all and still remains in its primitive state. The slow – canoe in the blue lake, the beautiful Mosuo girls in their ethnic clothes and the Mosuo folk songs will show you something of primitive simplicity and peace. Lugu Lake has the fame of a fabled abode of immortals and "Plateau Pearl" for its pure and virgin land of natural landscapes.

The Mosuo people living here still keep their matriarchal society system. The "Axia visiting marriage" system (actually no marriage system at all)is called the fossil for the study of the development of the human being society .The members of the big matriarchal families live in harmony, love dearly and care for one an other. The Axia couples live in their own mothers' houses without a real family life is less burdened economically. They free themselves from such worries as daily housework, quarrels and the obligation of a husband-and-wife relationship. Here, a colorful ethnic custom painting is an ideal place for traveling, holidays, recuperation and scientific research. Welcome to the beautiful, mysterious and romantic "Oriental Women-governed kingdom."