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The Twin Lakes of Qinghai

Qinghai Lake is the biggest Lake of China, located at the northeast edge of the Qinghai-Tibet-Plateau, a region inhabited by Tibetans, Mongolians and other minorities mixed together. In the native tongue it is called an Azur blue Lake (Koko-Nor in Mongolian). 


Just like the diversity of its habitants, the Lake offers various sceneries around itself with vast Grasslands, sand dunes and farms. The Lake is surrounded by high mountains in all the main directions. Along its southern lakeside, it is especially inviting to make a hiking or camping during the warm seasons from May to Sep.


 The Chaka Salt Lake lies about 100 KM west of the Qinghai Lake. It has been a salt mine for many decades and was coincidentally discovered with its stunning views of the so-called Sky Mirror Effect, as though the sky and all its belongings were reflected perfectly in a big mirror, when the lake surface turns calm and even. Thankful to the extremely pure and relatively thin air at an altitude of 3100m, this unique landscape resembles as much as the world famous Salar de Uyuni in Bolivian.