Lion Mountain, (sometimes called Gemu Mountain for the goddess that inhabits the cave) on the east side of Lugu Lake, is approximately 3,700 m tall. On the Yunnan side of Lugu Lake you will see a sign advertising for the Goddess Hole. Translated completely awkwardly, this sign actually is advertising for the cave on Lion Mountain. You can take a cable car (ski-lift) part of the way up Lion Mountain to a cave where the Gemu Goddess is rumored to live. It cost 50 RMB (about 8 USD) each to enter the Goddess Hole Park and ride the ski lift.
After disembarking from the cable car you walk up a series of steps that lead you to a Buddhist temple that features images of the Gemu Goddess. You can also enter the Gemu Goddess Cave, which really surprised me with how big it was. The best part of visiting the Gemu Goddess Cave were the monkeys roaming the area. Yup, Yunnan is so awesome that it has monkeys.
|Lion Mountain behind the clouds|
|That monkey has the best view|
Would you ride a ski lift up Lion Mountain?