This is a day trip as it is about 90 miles away. Even though it is by a 4 lane highway, it takes about 3 hours to get there. Heavy truck traffic & a 13,000 pass slow you down. It is a beautiful drive and...More
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Probably we should'nt decided to go to the "Inside Lake Scenic Area", but we did. We thought that this would be the place to see and understand the lake. Well, from there you see the lake, it is true. Scenic? Not at all. There is...More
It's also known as Qinghai Lake. I actually went to Xining to see the lake and to take the train to Lhasa instead of flying from Beijing. I have a separate review on the train trip but the scenery for neither of them is really...More
Rent you own driver to visit this place. You will have more places to go and much more time to spend, as long as you like.
It is a nice drive to the lake just to see outside of Xining. The lake is considered a mustsee place but it will depend on the season though. Go there in the monsoon time will probably see cloudy/raining weather and the view of the...More
The Qinghai Lake, also known as Lake Kokonor, is a must-see. It is amazingly beautiful and is perhaps the most beautiful lake in China. In July, the weather was mild and it was really a good time to go. This place is very popular with...More
It's very cold when we reach there. So please bring warm clothing when visiting the place. The lake sits at 3190m high and it is only about 100km from Xining, which is the capital of Qinghai province. Tourist can take a boat ride on the...More