Blue Moon Valley
Blue Moon Valley
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curlsaremorefun
North Carolina, USA82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is a spectacular spot with almost unreal, turquoise blue water, which reflects the amazing Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background. Although you have to line up like cattle to get into the place and up to the lakes, the views are worth it. Go prepared for crowds and people everywhere but enjoy the views. 100CNY entrance ticket plus 20CNY minis the shuttle bus from the Tourist Center to the lake. Takes about 1 hour in a taxi or Didi from Lijiang (roughly 80CNY) each way.
Written 10 March 2024
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LondonTravellerUK
London295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Popular place we did ahead of climbing the Jade Dragon snow mountain. Guide tried to get us to rent a golf cart after the coach drop off but there was no need, just take the coach down to the next stop and you can walk the full length and back past the various pools, waterfalls and nice scenery. I read that some of this place is man made but it looks incredible to be fair and they do a great job of managing the vast numbers of visitors - yes it takes away from the natural experience but its made specifically for mass tourism.

I actually love seeing the yaks posing for pics and all the brides and grooms posing in their wedding gear. Maybe its a bit random but I found it entertaining.

If you're in the area you can't miss it!
Written 6 November 2023
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Joshua M
Shanghai, China46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Visited here for a couple of hours after climbing Jade Dragon Mountain. Golf buggy whisked us around allowing us to take lots of jaw dropping photos of the various lakes etc.
Written 17 October 2022
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CelineS
Shanghai, China56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We had a blue sky and sunny day. The colors were really nice. Not completely natural but nice spot to take pictures!
Written 11 February 2022
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very scenic area but very touristy with lots of shops to take your photos in costume or with a yak. They have built dams and waterfalls in the area to help out with protection of the glaciers. The water is still a very nice blue and the valley is very green. If you're looking for a trip from Lijiang you could combine this area easily with the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

The walkways are nice and the pictures of the area are super nice so it was tempting for us to go despite knowing the man made features. It was also an included stop with our guide.

We had troubles figuring out a bus to get to the area on our own and the travel center we found was closed by the time we got there so we asked for help from our hotel. Our friends have also gotten help through their hotels and the prices have ranged from 360 to 380 and includes transport to/from, a down jacket rental (not needed in July but might be good for rain), an oxygen tank or two and lunch (chicken hot pot with yak meat as an appetizer). Our guide took us through the park to get to scenic areas and the bus stops.

You might be able to do the area on your own if you know Mandarin well but the things we were thankful for a guide for were all the health checks on the way into the park. Our guide also knew exactly where to go to make a quick and efficient trip of the area.
Written 26 July 2021
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meghangw
Incheon, South Korea225 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
This place appears to be an old runoff stream that has been dammed At various points to create lake/pond things. I’m not convinced that the blueness is natural, like Lake Louise in Canada is. The water looked cloudy and I didn’t see any sign of life. However around the lake were thousands of signs of life. Mostly in the form of brides and grooms and photographers. So many people. There are some man made water fall things, made to look like limestone encrusted cascades of blue water. Even the metal handrails were painted to look wood. That was probably the most interesting thing! It was very Disney.
Written 24 June 2021
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Luca C
Shanghai, China94 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
very beautiful from the pics and the surrounding environment is outstanding, but the overall thing is so artificial and gentrified that it’s really a damage to the nature. it’s all a marketing thing, place to shot nice wedding pics. Leave it
Written 2 January 2021
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Jofou
24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
The ponds/lakes have a beautiful blue (difficult to enjoy with the hordes of tourists and newly weds being photographed).
But we lost date in the place when we noticed that all cascades are in fact fake rocks like you would find in Disneyland. Makes you wonder what else is real or fake.

A disappointment...
Written 5 October 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Beautiful terraces enable an amazing flow of the turquoise-coloured water, through the valley surrounded by mountains. Spectacular and very scenic.
Written 18 September 2020
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Ronan V
Beijing, China58 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
It's kind of natural Disneyland... Of course the park is nice, the views are awesome when the weather is appropriate. But be ready to queue to enter the park, to queue to get tickets, to queue to get in the bus, to queue to take the cableway. Try to find some distant and less crowded paths to enjoy the walk without the usual crowd.
Also don't be too enthusiastic about the blue moon lake, all waterfalls are fake, and probably the color too. And that's a shame in such natural wonder.
Written 13 August 2020
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