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Namsto Lake
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     With an area of 1940 square kilometers ,the Namtso Lake is the second largest salt-water lake .In the lake, at here are 3 islands ,which is an ideals habitat for all kinds of aquatic life .One of the islands ia made of calcareous sandstone .It is charactered by the stone pillars ,natural stone bridges and the stalactite caves ,The beaches of the lake are a beautiful natural pasture .Wild life is having a good time there.a hill on the rest of a hill on the east bank of the Yalong River in the southeast of Naidong county.The castle can be divided into front and back 2 parks .The front part is a 3-storey building ,while the black part is a castle like tall building .

     Sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside.  Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels.  At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains.

     Approximately 240km northwest of Lhasa,Namsto is the second-largest salt water lake in Chiina and one of the most beautiful natural sights in Tibet.It is over 70km long,reaches a width of 30km and is 35km at its deepest point.When the ice melts in late April ,the lake is a miraculous shade of turquoise and there are magnificent view open spaces,dotted with the tents of local drokpas are intoxicating.

      The Nyenchen Tanglha range,with peaks of more than 7000m,towers over the lake to the south - it was these mountains that Heinrich Harrer and Peter Aufschnaiter crossed on their incredible journey to Lhasa.

        The lake is at 4730m so you will need to acclimatise in and around Lhasa for a few days before heading this way.It is not unusual for visitors to get altitude sickness on an overnight stay out at the lake.

       

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