Yamdrok Yumtso Lake Picture

Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is one of the great holiest lakes in Tibet, it means "the jade lake in the upper pastureland" or "swan lake" in Tibetan languageā€¦

Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is one of the great holiest lakes in Tibet which means "the jade lake in the upper pastureland" or "Swan Lake" in Tibetan language. Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is an out-flowing lake which is connected with the Yarlung Tsangpo River. Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is 130 kilometers long from east to west and 70 kilometers wide from north to south and covering an area of 638 square kilometers. It enjoys equal popularity with Lake Namtso in North Tibet and Lake Manasarovar in Ali, which are called "three Holy Lakes" in Tibetan Plateau. It's a continental lake supplied with rain, thawing snow and icebergs. The lake has an elegant view and it is said that a fairy maiden left the Heaven and turned into the lake on earth. There are more than 10 islands in the lake, the large ones can hold 5 to 6 households while the small ones are only 100 square meters or so. Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is a salt lake of low consistency and it begins to freeze every mid-November and the ice can be as thick as 0.5 meterā€¦

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