Qinghai Lake is the largest saltwater lake in all of Tibet and China. Located in Amdo, its teal blue waters cover an area of 4,317 square kilometers. Surrounded by vast summer grasslands, Tibetan nomads graze their herds of yak and sheep along its shores. In July, the lake meadows bloom into a gleaming carpet of yellow rape flowers. Located at the crossroads of numerous migratory paths in Asia, the lake is a sanctuary for many species of rare birds. Quinghai Lake is sacred to the Tibetan people and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful natural landscapes near Xining.