Qinghai Lake, Qinghai province

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Qinghai Lake, Qinghai province

(青海省青海湖景区 qīng hǎi qīng hǎi hú jǐng qū)

Rape flowers blossom by Qinghai Lake [Photo/IC]

Qinghai Lake scenic area, located in the northeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is 136 kilometers from Qinghai’s capital city, Xining.

Qinghai Lake was listed as a national 5A-level scenic area in 2011. As the country's largest inland lake and its largest salt water lake, Qinghai Lake covers 4,456 square kilometers.

The scenic area has four main attractions: Er’langjian scenic area, Birds Island, Sand Island and Fairy Bay (Xiannv Wan).

An around-the-lake cycling competition is held every July, a time when the lake looks its best.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: July and August

Opening Hours:

       Er’langjian scenic area 8:30 am-5:30 pm

       Birds Island 8:30 am-5:30 pm

       Sand Island 8:30 am-5:30 pm

       Fairy Bay (Xiannv Wan) 8:30 am-7 pm

Ticket Price:

       100 yuan ($14) in peak season (April to October)

       50 yuan in off season (November to March)

Address: south of Gangcha county, Qinghai province

1. Birds Island and Sand Island are not open to public in peak season in 2018.
2. Hats, sunglasses, long-sleeve shirts and sun cream are recommended for your visit to Qinghai Lake as the ultraviolet rays are very strong.

Qinghai Lake [Photo/IC]

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