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On the way to the sun rise trip

We woke up at 4:30am today for the “sun rise trip”. That is a common activity in Lige peninsula. Somebody asked us if we were interested to go to watch the sun rise at one of the island in Lugu lake for only about $30RMB the night before, that’s really a good deal.

 

Our group and three other people from HK met at 5:00 at one of the hostel and prepared to get on the traditional canoe and headed to the island. The owner of the hostel and also the rower accommodated himself into the calmness of the lake by saying nothing at the trip. It took about half an hour from Lige to the island (with a small hillock). We climbed up the hillock and waited for the sun rise on a small flat land which is about 150 sq. ft. The land was quite crowd with only six of us and the tripod but it came one more group of six and few tripods.

Look at the colour of water, it's amazing
Luckily we were the earliest group so we got the best position for photo taking (but also the dangerous position with a chance falling down to the lake). It was very chilly up there so remember to put more clothes on if you go there.

 

We were back to Lige at 7:00 and the sun was up in the sky. We had a breakfast in the restaurant with the best view and started our one day round-the-lake trip. We hired a driver to take us around the Lugu Lake as we don’t have enough time. Some people choose to experience it by leg but since Lugu lake has no "real" hiking trail, people only walk on the road and it is quite dangerous when the car pass you. You will become dusty from head to toe after a 15 mins walk. Our driver allowed us to make as many stops as we like and he arranged a lunch at one of his Musuo friend’s home, so I think this is a good way to see the whole Lugu Lake and experienced the Musuo culture in a limited time.

 

We have stopped at certain spots around Lugu Lake and they were all so beautiful. I don’t know how to describe the beauty of them and I think pictures are better than words. Just go and look at the photos.

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On the way to the sun rise trip
On the way to the sun rise trip
Look at the colour of water, its …
Look at the colour of water, it's…
Waiting for sun rise
Waiting for sun rise
Sun was rising
Sun was rising
No filter uses in this photo, the …
No filter uses in this photo, the…
Lu gu lake
Lu gu lake
The restaurant with the best view
The restaurant with the best view
Lige peninsula from the top
Lige peninsula from the top
Lige peninsula from the top
Lige peninsula from the top
Lu Gu Lake
Lu Gu Lake
The lake just like a mirror, refle…
The lake just like a mirror, refl…
The grass sea at Sichuan area
The grass sea at Sichuan area
Musuo woman was cooking the chicke…
Musuo woman was cooking the chick…
Musuo house
Musuo house
Guess what that is!
Answer: Dried…
Guess what that is! Answer: Drie…
Apple trees are all around
Apple trees are all around
Weird looking plant
Weird looking plant
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photo by: mavislau