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Lake Kokonor

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Address: Xining, China
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Very beautiful, just like visiting a sea shore

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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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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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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Lodz, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Kokonor Lake (Quingai Lake) is the biggest ( 4500km2 ) lake in China . Situated in Quinghai province at more than 3200 meters above the sea level , salty. There are almost no trees , but you can see the yaks .

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western australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Quite disappointed, yes sure this is a lake and it is blue, high and big...not quite enough to justify the long trip there, a bit of a tourist trap, dirty feel and definitely not a highlight for us. Much more enjoyed the view from the Shala pass.

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Xining, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is the biggest lake in China, unfortunately it has become the Qinghai's major tourist spot and there are thousands of Chinese tourists go there very day during the top season (May-Oct). Normally i suggest people to go Shala Pass which is situated 23km south of the lake, where you can get a great panoramic view of the lake, optionally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Most head up here for a day trip, but we camped. The lake is fun and the views of the hills, Canola fields are great, but night time is the real magic when the stars come out. You can grab a photo op with a yak, or Tibetan horse, from most of the farmers.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There are several season that are best to go to Lake Kokonor. The most colorful season is between middle of July to middle of August every year to see the rapeseed flowers with the dark blue lake, far away mountains and fresh air. But, at this season there are not many Migratory birds on bird island.

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went to Qinghai Lake as a day trip from Guide. It was nice to see it, but we enjoyed the rest of the scenery much more. The mountains, plains, plateaus and fields are so much more beautiful and interesting than the lake. We accessed the lake through one of the nomad farms (30 RMB to enter). It was neat... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I loved this place because of the landmarks and the fact that the lake is bigger than my home country. I also think that this lake is very beautiful as I could see the horizon from afar. Hopefully this beautiful lake can be preserved. Moreover there are also musuems and other monuments around the lake area which educated me about... More 

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Address: Xining, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Qinghai  >  Xining
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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