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Three Holiest Lakes in Tibet

17 February 2020 Last updated at 12:27

There are more than 100 lakes scattering on the high land of Tibet. Many of these lakes are related to Buddhism legends, or used to be the meditation sites of Buddhist masters. They are respected as the Sacred Sites by Tibetan Buddhists and other pilgrims. Among all these lakes, there are "Three Holiest Lakes in Tibet". They are Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake and Manasarovar Lake.

Namtso Lake - Paradise for Pilgrims and Photographers

Type: Hiking & Photograph

Altitude: 4,718 meters

Best time to visit: June to September

With fascinating landscape, Namtso Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in China as well as one of the best destinations to take nice pictures.
It’s quite common for tourists to be awestruck at the Namtso at the first sight. Visiting Namtso Lake, purify your soul as a part of the holy world.

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Yamdrok Lake - Blue Tears of God

Type: Holy Lake & Natural Site

Altitude: 4,441 meters

Best time to visit: Summer

Yamdrok Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. Without an outlet, it seems like a natural reservoir with a perfect balance between the melted snow water and the evaporated lake water. By standing the hilltop around, you can have a far view of the fresh water under the sunshine reflected different colors of blue and the diverse lakeside grass and plants with yaks and birds dotted with.

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Lake Manasarovar - World Famous Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Type: Holy Lake & Natural Site

Altitude: 4,590 meters

Best time to visit: May to October

Manasarovar Lake, located on the south of Mount Kailash, is one of three holy lakes in Tibet together with Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake. The lake water is crystal clean and glimmering blue under the sunshine. For religious believers, like Hindus and Buddhists, bathing in Manasarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins and taking a Kailash Mansarovar Kora is a lifetime journey.

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