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Lake Kokonor, Xining

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Explore the ellipse-shaped natural beauty at Lake Kokonor. The lake rests encircled by mountains at an altitude of 3,195 m (10,482 ft), making it a refuge with cool air and views of green landscapes. Go on a hiking trip to explore the farmlands where herds of cattle go about their business and wheat sways with the wind. Each season brings new vibrant colors to the lake's environment, as well as migrating animals and tourists. Apart from enjoying the natural wonders, you can also go on a yak ride to visit surrounding historic sites or go fishing. For a reasonable fee, you can rent tents and food if you're game for camping. Our Xining online road trip planner makes visiting Lake Kokonor and other Xining attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Early October, Jiang went to bed, but as I thought more tourists, not from Western Ningxia city by car one way in about two hours on a Lake arrived. Locals are sitting by the roadside to pay, take me to the water's edge. Qinghai Lake view from the Hill is really blue water and clean. As far as meadow is. Besides enjoying the scenery and the opposite is also true not too much activity.
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  • Address: 109 National road 2100 kilometers ago, the Tibetans own local tickets: 10 Yuan/person (Tibetans themselves) run: 1-2 hours "TIPS" 1) This is not the official scenic spot, is the Tibetans own attractions. Before going to see some of the online said 10 yuan per person, and someone said to 50 yuan. Later, the chauffeur driver told me that the driver of 50 yuan per person took 40. So if it is Low-cost chartered and ask you to accept 50, you understand. 2 in Qinghai Lake, this kind of Tibetan scenic spot stretches dozens of kilometers. There are also many tourism projects, such as hot air balloons, off-road vehicles, riding yak, horseback riding, and so on. Of course, because it's private, you need to know more about the security of some projects (I didn't play, so I don't know). Tibetans also have their own rape fields. 3 in general, yellow rape, blue lake water, the other side of the white snow-capped mountains, very beautiful. "About Qinghai Lake to see Sunrise" Everyone knows that the black Horse River Township is a good place to see the sunrise, but the price is also high, and see the sunrise is also a lot of people, it is said that the busy season traffic jams are common (refers to the sunrise out of the people OH). In addition, in fact, Rubber mountain also has a place to see the sunrise, but this is the last eye of Qinghai Lake Sunrise.
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  • Qinghai Lake is a very big lake, but the weeks are surrounded by villagers, in order to collect fees, near the lake also to collect fees, and when the expensive, the people wind wild, the whole lake is not very clear, Zhou's design is not very good, there is no toilet, the restaurant. It won't come again.
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Medium-sized Xining offers ample accommodations for the summer crowds coming here to escape the heat and enjoy the mountainous scenery. Almost all of these sit south of the Huangshui River, with the highest concentration found around the central Chengzhong district. You can find something to suit any budget, with a nice range of luxury hotels, simple guesthouses, and rental apartments. Expect plenty of business hotels, which offer all the necessary amenities but lack character.
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