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Lake Namtso

Namtso is located in the middle of Tibet and is the second largest saltwater lake in China and the highest large-scale lake in the world. "Namtso" is a Tibetan language and means "Heavenly Lake". Namtso is one of the three "holy lakes" in Tibet and is the top sacred lake of the ancient Bon Buddhist. There are four monasteries on the four sides of the lake, namely, the Tashidopoche Monastery in the east, the Gurgaon Pemamar Monastery in the south, the Dorga Monastery in the west, and the Qato Monastery in the north. There are many naturally formed Buddha statues on the walls of these Monasteries. In legend, Namtso is a goddess, so the lake is considered as sacred place by Buddhist believers.

Lake Namtso (Naqu)

Location: Center of Tibet Region

Suggested Duration: 1-2 days

Opening Hours:06:00-18:00

Category:Natural landscape