Yamdrok Lake Tibet
The Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest lakes of Tibet, located in Nagartse County in Shannan Prefecture, lies about a 100 kilometer distance to the southwest of Lhasa, ,
The Yamdrok Lake is 4,400 meters above sea level, with an area of 638 square kilometers and a coastal line of 250 kilometers. The deepest point is 60 metres. To the interior of the lake ten or so hilly islands stand independently one from the other which give homes to flocks of wild ducks. A lot of colorful ducks and geese are swimming on the surface of the lake. There is also plenty of natural fodder for the fish in the lake. The lake has a fish reserve of about 300 million kilograms.That is why it is called "the Fish Store of Tibet". The coast of the lake is an ideal pasture. All these make an intoxicating quite picture.
Yamdrok Lake is rich in hydropower resource. Its surface is more than 800 meters higher than the Yalutsanpo River at the foot of the mountain. Also here stands the Yamdrok Power Station well known for its high elevation in the world. To its south stands the magnificent Samding Monastery where Dorje Pamo, the only woman Living Buddha in Tibet, stayed and presided.
Addresss: Nagartse County in Shannan Prefecture,
Recommending Time for a Visit: half a day
Transportation: Buy tour bus
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