Top Six Holy Lakes in Tibet

For the people in Tibet, religion is very important and shapes many aspects of the life. The dominant religion, Tibetan Buddhism, has blended many pre-Buddhism shamanic and animist beliefs into the current religion. These animist features make Tibetan people worships many snow-capped mountains and lakes. They believe the mountains and lakes are dwellings for deities…

June 11, 2017 BY Kunga

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Top 6 Lakes and Rivers along Qinghai -Tibet Railway

Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the highest and the longest plateau railway in the world. Qinghai-Tibet Railway, 1956km long, starts from Xining to Lhasa, via Golmud. Golmud-Lhasa section of Qinghai-Tibet Railway which is 1142km long passes through the Gobi desert, marsh wetland and snow-capped mountains and grasslands. Qinghai-Tibet Railway also passes through Kunlun Mountains. Kunlun Mountains, which…

November 17, 2016 BY Kunga

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Namtsto lake

Lake Namsto Unfrozen to Host More Tourists

  Lake Namsto, one of the three renowned holy lakes in Tibet, has bid farewell to its annual frozen period since May when ice begins to melt on the lake surface. Being the highest salt lake on earth, the Namsto Lake is located at an elevation of 4,722 meters above sea level. Located in the Damxiong…

May 21, 2014 BY Kunga

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Namtso Lake, A Blue Pearl in Tibet

  With an elevation of 4,718 meters and a surface area of approximately 1,920 square kilometers, Namtso is the biggest lake in Tibet and also the second largest salt lake in China. Namtso Lake is a world of blue. Those who live in Namtso have the largest vocabulary of blue, just like the Inuit people…

February 1, 2014 BY Kunga

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