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Lake Namtso, Damxung County

#2 of 61 in Parks in Tibet
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Head up to Lake Namtso, a body of water high in the Tibetan mountains, blending a picturesque natural aspect with cultural importance and history. Its name, Tibetan for "Heavenly Lake," makes sense when one considers its altitude and its appearance. At 4,718 m (15,479 ft) above sea level, the lake stands as the highest saltwater lake in the world, while snow-capped mountains and vast grasslands surround the clear blue water in a dramatic natural scene. A long-standing place of pilgrimage, the lake supports a community of pastoral nomads who live in the grasslands around it, along with their colorfully dressed yaks. For Lake Namtso and beyond, use our Damxung County sightseeing planning app to get the most from your Damxung County vacation.
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  • On our visit, many were at this Tibetan mountain lake to pray at this sacred lake. They feel it is a place of rebirth and to be re-energized by the breath-taking heavenly views and tranquil peace. I.....  more »
  • We were lucky to have good weather upon reaching this largest salt lake in Tibet. This place is stunning with the mountains as the backdrop. Nice to stroll along the lake for at least an hour. A must....  more »
  • Great alpine lake in Tibet,close to the God??????
  • Got this pictures on my way to Namatso Lake, on Tibet, what a wonderful experience. One of the most beautiful places on earth.

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