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Countless Beautiful Lakes in Tibet
There are more than 1500 large and small lakes on Tibetan Plateau, some of which boast an area of over 1000 sq km, such as the Serling Tso, the Nam Tso and the Zharinam Tso, and 47 lakes of which are with an area of more than 100 sq km. The total area of these lakes is 24,183 sq km, which occupies about one third of the total area of all lakes in China. The Tibetan plateau is not only the largest region in China, where so many lakes are concentrated, but also the plateau with the most lakes and the largest lake region in the world. The salt water lakes are more than fresh water lakes. Located at 5000 m above sea level, 17 lakes have a total area more than 50 sq km.
Nam Tso Lake
Nam Tso is located in the middle of Tibet Autonomous Region. With a rectangular shape, a length of 70 kilometers from west to east, a width of 30 kilometers from north to south, and an area of...
Yamdrok Lake
The lake is located at the south bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, and in Nagarze County, Shannan Prefecture, about 110 km in the south of Lhasa. Kamba La Pass with 5030 meters should be over...
Basum Tso Lake
Tibetan. With 3480 meters above sea level, Basum Tso is about 18 kilometers long, an average width of about 1.5 kilometers, and surface area of 27 square kilometers. The deepest point of the lake...
Manasarovar Lake
Mapham Yum Tso (it is Manasarovar in Sanskrit) is located 35 kilometers in the northeast of Pulan County, Ali (Ngari) Prefecture in western Tibet and between the main peak Kangrinboqe of the...
Bangong Tso
Bangong Tso is Ladakhi Language and the Tibetan name is Tsomo Nganglha Ringpo, meaning long-necked swan. Bangong Tso is a lake in the most western of Tibet Plateau and is located about 12...
Serling Tso
Liing on the north of the Gangdise Mountains in North-Tibet, and locating on the four-city junction of Xainza, Nima, Bange and Shuanghu, Serling Tso is the largest salt water lake and inland lake...
Chabyer Chaka Salt Lake
Located in Renduo village, Zhongba County, Shigatse Region, Tibet, the Chabyer Chaka Salt Lake is one of the three largest lithium salt lakes in the world. Salt lakes are called "Chaka"...

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