Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Nagarze County

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#3 of 57 in Parks in Tibet
Encircled by snow-capped mountains and dotted with small islands, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, believed to be the transformation of a goddess. The lake and its surroundings bears a historical significance relating to the second incarnation of Buddha, who brought Buddhism to Tibet. Hike the green hills and watch how the color of the water changes from turquoise and sapphire to jade-green, depending on the sunlight. You may occasionally run into herds of goats and yaks, guarded by Tibetan mastiffs, as well as praying pilgrims. One of the islands houses the only monastery in Tibet headed by a woman--a female re-incarnation of Buddha. Use our Nagarze County tourist route planner to add Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and other attractions to your Nagarze County vacation plans.
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  • July 30, 2017
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  • July 27, 2017
    Must come here if you gonna visit to Tibet. The view is so beautiful. So peaceful and fascinating moment. Unforgettable memories.  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    It is the most beautiful place i had ever seen during my 10 days trip in Tibet. One of tibet's three holy lakes. with an area of 638km2 at EL4441m. Yamdrok Tso in Tibetan mean Swam lake.  more »

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