Rivers and Lakes in Tibet

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Rivers and Lakes in Tibet

About Rivers and Lakes in Tibet

Tibet is full of rivers and lakes which provides abundance of hydroelectric power and aquatic products. Bushy banks of the rivers and lakes are the homes of swans and geese. If you do not watch your step, you might stride on their eggs. On the banks of the salt water lakes, there are great heaps of alkaline which also contains entire and borax.

The Yaluzangbu River

As long as 2,057 km, the yaluzangbu river turns and twists like a silver dragon from the west to the east into the valleys of south Tibet. It runs through muotuo county. After a 90-degree turn, it empties into the Indian ocean. People could have a good time with their yak hide boats on of the river with going down to the lower level is quite exciting and challenging.

The Three Rivers in the East

The gold sand, lancang and nu rivers flow down from north to the south into yunnan. Accompanied by the grand sceneries of mt. Hengduan, the 3-river area is a famous scenic spot.

The Mansarovar Lake - A Holy Lake

The lake is situated 30km southeast of mt. Holy. It has an area of 400 square km. The Buddhist believe that the lake is the bestow from the heaven . The holy eater can cure all kinds of diseases, wash people clean and get rid of people's worries. After walking around the lake and taking baths at the four bathing gates, the pilgrims can be free from sins and can be bestowed happiness. The great monk xuan zhuang praised it " the holy lake in the west heaven". Not far from the lake stands mt. Holy. It does not only attracts pilgrims but also many tourists from home and abroad.

Fish Store - The Yangzongyong Lake

The yangzongyong lake is within langkamu county, with an area of 638 square km and a coastal lime of 250 km. The deepest point is 60 metres. There is plenty of natural fodder for the fish in the lake. The lake has a fish reserve of about 300 million kg, that is why it is called " the fish store of Tibet. The coast of the lake is an ideal pasture. All these make an intoxicating quite picture.

The Namu Lake

With an area of 1940 square km, the namu lake is the 2nd largest salt water lake. In the lake there are 3 islands, which is an ideal habitat for all kinds of aquatic life. One of the islands is made of calcareous sandstone. It is characterized by the stone pillars, natural stone bridges and the stalactite caves. The beaches of the lake are a beautiful natural pasture.