15 November 2014


We visited the Qing Hai Lake in the morning, which was cloudy and drizzling.  The lake is the largest inland salt water lake in China.  Shaped like an ellipse, Qinghai Lake lies northwest of the imposing Qinghai Altiplano, 150 km. (93.21 miles) away from Xining city, 3200 ft above sea level.

Fields of rape flowers by the Qinghai Lake

The scenery was beautiful.  Foothills rise up and along theses slopes Tibetan nomads tend to their herds of sheep, horses and yaks

Tour of the lake by ferry around the lake or, to get an panoramic view of the whole lake, helicopter is the suitable choice

The Tibetan inscription "most beautiful lake in the world"

White tower and prayer flags cater for prayers by the Tibetans

Carpets of beautiful flowers

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