A Visit to the Namco Lake-Linda's Tour in Tibet
    2009-07-05 06:01:31     CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Zhang Zhang
 

CRI contest winner Linda Rosen is visiting the Namco Lake in southwestern China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Saturday, July 4, 2009. Namco Lake, the highest salt lake in the world, is located at a height of 4,718 meters above sea level. [Photo:CRIENGLISH.com]

Special: CRI Contest Winners' Trip to Tibet

We had quite an early start today (Saturday). We set off from the hotel at eight o'clock, and had a very long drive to get to the Namco Lake.

The first thing I noticed was that Lhasa was quite a large city. Much larger then you realize when you are just in the center. There was quite a lot of development going on as we were going out of the city. We noticed quite a lot of new buildings and new centers.

On our way to Namco, we saw the railway that opened last year from Beijing to Lhasa. We followed the route of the railway up through the valley for quite a long way. We even saw a couple of trains. That was quitting exiting.

The scenery on the road was quite interesting. We were going out through the valley. There were steep hill on either side and even snow on the tops of some distant mountains.

We then left the railway and started to climb up much higher into the hills. Before we got to the lake, we were at the highest point of our journey-the Lakenla Pass. It is about 5,100 meters above the sea level, from where we had a fantastic view over the Namco Lake region. It was absolutely beautiful. It was a lovely blue color shimmering in the sunshine. It contrasted with the red, yellow and brown colors of hills around.

Finally, we came down to the lake. We parked up in an area where there were some shops and little hotels. There were quite a lot of visitors. We went down the lakeside and enjoyed the view in the scenery. It was very pleasant.

We left the lake at about 2 p.m. and had some lunch at the Damxung County on our way back to the hotel.

It was seven o'clock we when arrived at the hotel.

The trip to the Namco Lake was quite a long journey. But it's definitely worth it.

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