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Qarhan Salt Lake

 Qarhan Salt Lake

Qarhan Salt Lake (chá ěr hàn yán hú 察尔汗盐湖) , located in the salt marshes of the Qaidam Basin near the Mongol-Tibetan prefecture city of Haixi (hǎi xī méng gǔ zàng zú zì zhì zhōu 西蒙古藏族自治州) in the northeastern part of Qinghai Province (qīng hǎi shěng 青海省), is the largest salt lake belonging to the Qaidam Basin, sometimes called China's Salt Lake City. Qarhan Salt Lake is also the country's largest salt lake and, in fact, is one of the most famous inland salt lakes in the world. Although the Qaidam Basin is a low-lying marsh, it is situated on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (qīng zàng gāo yuán 青藏高原) at an altitude of 2670 meters. The lake, oriented on an east-west axis, is 160 kilometers in length and varies in width from 20-40 kilometers, while the lake's depth varies from 20 meters to a mere 2 meters.

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Kumbum Monastery

Kumbum Monastery
Kumbum Monastery (also known as Ta'er Monastery,  tǎ ěr sì 塔尔寺) is a Buddhist monastery in Qinghai province, China. Kumbum was founded in 1583 in a narrow valley close to the village of Lusar in the Tibetan cultural region of Amdo (ān duō 安多). Its superior monastery is Drepung (zhé bàng sì 哲蚌寺), immediately to the west of Lhasa (lā sà 拉萨). It was ranked in importance as second only to Lhasa.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 16:41
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Gyêgu

Gyêgu

Gyêgu (Jié gǔ zhèn 结古镇) is the modern town which developed from the old Tibetan trade mart called Jyekundo (also known as skye dgu mdo, skye rgu mdo) in Tibetan. It is the heart of both Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (yù shù zàng zú zì zhōu 玉树藏族自治州) and Yushu County (yù shùxiàn 玉树县). The present name Gyêgu is derived from Jyekundo. The town is most commonly called by the name of the prefecture or county, Yushu, of which it is the administrative seat.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 13:28
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Golmud

Xining

Golmud (gé ěr mù 格尔木), sometimes transliterated as Ge'ermu or Geermu, is a county-level city in Qinghai Province, Western China. Administrated by Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, it is the second largest city in Qinghai and the third largest in the Tibetan Plateau. The population is now about 205,700. The name of the city derives from Mongolian, and its literal meaning in the local Western Mongolian is "Rivers".

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 July 2012 15:13
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Xining

Xining

Located to the west side of China and Northeast of Qing-Tibet Plateau (qīng zàng gāo yuán 青藏高原), Xining (xī níng 西宁) is an important city to enter Xinjiang (xīn jiāng 新疆)and Tibet (xī zàng 西藏). It is famous for its Qinghai Lake (qīng hǎi hú 青海湖), which is the largest inland plateau lake in China.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 July 2012 09:28
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