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Tibetan lake embraces peak tourism season

08-10-2012 09:25 BJT

Tourists are taking photos while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Namsto Lake. [Photo/ Xinhua]

Namsto Lake, one of the holy lakes in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region attracts flocks of tourists from home and aboard, greeting its peak tourism season, which lasts from May to the end of October.

Tibet is expecting 10 million tourists in 2012, according to the tourism department of Tibet.

Namtso means "heavenly lake" in the Tibetan language. The lake is located between Damxung County and Palgon County, 240 kilometers away from Lhasa. The lake is 4,718 meters above sea level, 70 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide. It is the largest salt lake in Tibet and the second largest in China as well as the highest lake in the world.

Tourists are posing for photos while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Namsto Lake. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists are enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Namtso Lake. [Photo/ Xinhua]

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