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Lake Kokonor

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Address: 151km From the 109 National Rd Qingzang Highway, Xining, China
Phone Number: 0974-8519680
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Wonderful trip by car from XINING to Quinhai or kokonor lake. Snowded mountains, streams, yaks, tibetan goats, shepperds and huge trucks with uncertain loadinds; landscapes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
GABRIEL J
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Wonderful trip by car from XINING to Quinhai or kokonor lake. Snowded mountains, streams, yaks, tibetan goats, shepperds and huge trucks with uncertain loadinds; landscapes absolutely magestic with prayer flags. A lot of monasteries to be visited, it is a sacred area and you will see pilgrims "walking" on their knees and hands on some times hundred of kilometers around... More 

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Lhasa, China
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Kokonor is Mongolian word and in Tibetan it called Tsongonpo which mean Blue Lake. It was the best clear-sky when i visited the lake and it impressed me with its amazing beauty. Great experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

October is the end of the tourist season with very few tourists and plenty of opportunities to take in the sights without the massive crowd. A great location to take some stunning photos. The water was in different shades of blue with the beautiful surrounding mountains as the backdrop.

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Meylan, France
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Complete round tour of the lake, with wonderlull sights. Official site in front of the old chinese torpedos experimental site is more than usual chinese kitsch... see other places with less ameneities.. Be carefull, the lake is very cold due to altitude and wind.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Yes, it is in the desert, but Kokonor is the best place to see the beauty of the desert. The sunset is fabulous. The wild life is amazing. So many birds I've never seen in whole my life. Highly recommend.

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Hualien, Taiwan
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I took the train from golmund to xining and the view is wonderful everywhere, but it's like a desert, if you check map and timetables you should arrange you trip avoiding tourist traps

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The lake doesn't compare with a good beach but for an inland city like Xining this extremely large lake is an attractive picnic spot for Xining residents. The lake is about 2-3 hours more on weekends) drive from Xining and along the way there are various tourist attractions like Yak and pony rides, handcrafts, trail and quad bike rentals, etc.... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Really love it! It's really good season to visit there during May to August, summer time. But for this yearly peak hour, your overall expense will rise up and need to book in advance. The most common way of visiting here is joining a tour or sharing car and driver with other travelers. Very peaceful and there's many animals around,... More 

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new zealand
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426 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Qinghai Lake is about 100 kilometres west of the provincial capital of Xining. Scenery in the area is neat. The lake has a total surface area of 4,400 square kms. Lots of local tourists, the lake is okay nothing outstanding. Five permanent rivers flow into the lake. The lake also provides China with its only source of high grade Potash... More 

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Xining, China
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Cycling around the holy Kokonor Lake at a comfortable altitude of 3200 meters is definitely be your lifelong memory; thousands of Tibetan pilgrims circulate the sacred Lake. Follow the pious pilgrims and let yourself be pulled in by the wonder of endless grassy fields and high still air, Experience nomadic Tibet at the tempo of the summer grassland. Mingle with... More 

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