Qinghai Lake

The sacred Qinghai Lake (Tsongon in Tibetan or Kokonor in Mongolian) or Blue Lake, is the largest salt water lake in all of Tibet and China. Located in Amdo and 4,456 m in area, Tibetan nomads continue grazing their herds around the lake. With fields of yellow rape in the summer, it's undoubtedly one of the most attractive natural landscapes near Xining.