MOUNTAIN PASS:5371 meters above sea level. Many memorial statues along the
TUO -TUO -RIVER BRIDGE:4800
meters above sea level ,2200 meters long .Called "first bridge over the Yangtze"
because the Tuo - Tuo is one of the tributaries of the Yangtze.
HEADWATERS OF THE YANGTZE:North
of Tanggule are the headwaters.five winding rivers forming a netwok that ends up in
transitional demarcation line of the weather on the plateau.
CHARHAM SALT LAKE:At
the middle of Chaidamu Basin along the QT Highway ,5000 square kilometers of lake
2670 meters above sea level. Teh highway passes over the famous Baizhang salt bridge.The
largest potassium salt production site in China.
LAKE IN A LAKE :A
lake of water inside a lake of salt ,this area abounds with wild geese,fish gull,browndead
gull are found here. This scenic spot is really off the beaten track and rarely seen
oil - rich region.
NATSETA FRESH SPRING:3700
meters above sea level on the north slope of the Kunluen Mountain ,it is famous for being
the one - time watering hole for Princess Wenchen when she entered Tibet .It is rare
to find unfrozen freshwater spring this high on the plateau.
meters above sea level. It's glaciers are the main water supply for the rivers into the
multi - colored leadzinc mountain.140square kilometers at the base
and 4000 meters high.
meters high, steep peaks, surrounded by clouds.The highway takes you to a vantage point
above the Qinghai Prairie and Qinghai Lake.
meters above sea level,4600 square kilometers in size,360 kiometers in
circumference.Formed by a fault sink in the Quaternary Period.The average depth of the
water is 19 meters ,with transparency of 8 - 9 meter .It is both the largest salt lake in
China and the sacred lake among Qinghai Tibetan Buddhists. Pilgrims often come to worship.
The lakeside is a vast natural grazing land,and in the lake fish
are abundant.The site is a nesting area for thousands of birds from Southern Asia.
XINING:The capital city of Qinghai
Tibetan Area, 2200 meters above sea level .A city of cultural - historical and industrial
largest temple of Lama Buddhists in Qinghai, 14 square kilometers ,composed of
palaces,prayer halls ,and Buddha towers .Frescoes and embroideries as well as butter
flowers comprise the " three miracles " of Tar temple .It is the gathering place
of Tibetan religion and cultrue . There are six institutes here,including astronomical and
trip requires 6 days from Lhasa to Xining. The best season is from