Qinghai Lake Area
Qinghai Lake ,The largest inland lake and the largest saltwater lake in China, is surrounded by mountains on tree sides with magnificent sceneries. Plateau lakes and grassland,snow-capped mountains and desert made up the main landscape of this area.
The popular attractions:
1. Bird Island
Bird Island the most attractive area of the Qinghai Lake. Every April to June,migratory birds amounting to 100,000 are seen perched on the islands, very spectacular Bird Island mainly consists of two small island of different sizes, with the one in the west called Haixishan, also Egg Island. The big island in the east is called Haixipi, with bar-headed goose, fish birds gulls, brown-headed gulls as the main types of birds. With complete tourist facilities, Bird Island is the most popular attraction of the Qinghai Lake.
Erlangjian formerly known as 151Base. is the test base for the first emission of torpedo. The scenic spot meandering its way to the Qinghai Lake abounds for ecological and natural resources, such as grassland sandy beaches, animals and folklore activities. Attractions are Bird Viewing Platform, Deer Viewing Garden, Lake Viewing Bridge, Lake Viewing Pavilion, and sculpture "Four Auspicious Animals".
Sand Island is formed by the lake sand dune protruding out of the water and is accumulated by wind and sand. It is like a crescent shaped sand dune floating on the water. With the rolling sand hills on the eastern shore of the lake, they together constitute a unique desert landscape in the lake area. The northeastern end of the Sand Island has been connected with the shore of the lake where you can see scattered lakes,flocks of birds, green grass. the water and the sky merge in one color. The scenic area is facilitated with a large variety of sports entertainment.
Fairy Bay features a wetland where it is the home to the rich biodiversity on the earth, referred to as the Earth's""kidneys".This place has a long Tibetan culture deposits with Aromatic Plant Burning Platform, Lake
Offering Altar and Pulpit construction along with their stories. It is the home of whooper swan in winter and the ocean of flowers In summer.
When to go:
The best time to travel to Qinghai Lake is from April to August.