Thursday, 20th September 2018,
By the time our train arrived at Xining, our next bus already waiting for us outside the train station. We were immediately heading for Qinghai Lake. ∑d(°∀°d)
Qinghai Lake (Chinese: 青海湖), Koko Nor (Mongolian: Хөх нуур) or Tso Ngonpo (Tibetan: མཚོ་སྔོན་པོ།) is the largest lake in China. Qinghai Lake is classified as a saline and alkaline lake, the lake is classified as a saline and alkaline lake, at 3,205 m above sea level in a hollow of the Tibetan plateau. Qinghai Lake became isolated from the Yellow River about 150,000 years ago. [source: wikipedia]
From ancient times to the present, whenever people mention Qinghai Lake they think of ‘green lake’, ‘blue sea’ or ‘fairyland’, because of the marvelous natural beauty reflected on it. As to the area, it is the largest inland and salt water lake in China. It is no exaggeration to say that Qinghai Lake is a miracle that is endowed by a deity.
We took a tourist shuttle from ticket counter to somewhere near the lake, for 20RMB per person. But the distance was actually quite close, less than 10 minutes walking. (」°ロ°)」
After the lake, we went for our early dinner not too far from there, and took another 2.5 hour to our hotel in the city. There was no more stop for today, since we had to catch flight to Chengdu before noon, tomorrow. (´｡• ᵕ •｡`)
Meanwhile, here’s a few bits of the pictures taken from my Xperia;
beautiful sunset at Qinghai…
did you know… people can be so obsessed over a stone?
gotcha! flying birdie!!!
wefie; the 3 of us who aren’t so obsessed with stones
Dan… our source of warmth ❤