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Yamdrok Lake

--According to the locals, it can turn the old to young and improve intelligence in children and etc.

Yamdrok Lake, also called Yamdrok Yumtso, is one of the three largest lakes in Tibet. The lake lies to the south of Yarlong Tsangpo River in Shannan Region in Tibet surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and fed by numerous small streams. It has two long arms of water, making it look like a scorpion from the sky. This shape means you can never see its shape from around it. From Gyantse, you can see one arm, and follow it until it disappears around a bend in the shore which makes it difficult to estimate the size of the lake. But if you like to measure, you can try by foot. As Yamdrok Lake is a holy lake, many pilgrims walk around it and it takes about 7 days to walk around the entire lake.

Yamdrok Lake, Tibet

Yamdrok Lake, Tibet

TYamdrok Lake is considered sacred and the water has special powers: according to the locals, it can turn the old to young and improve intelligence in children and etc.

The lake is one of the clearest lakes without any pollution in Tibet. The water is as clean as crystal and the glimmering water will shock you in sunshine There are shoals of fish living in Yamdrok Lake, every summer, the fish swim in shallow water to lay eggs, and even you can catch them with your hands. It is well known as fish base in Tibet. In the lake and the surrounding expansive pastures, animals and migrant birds grow with vitality. Shepherds ferry their sheep flocks to the islets during the herding season since no wild animals are found here and get the sheep back in winter. If you go there you would see the show of perching birds dancing with sheep. The scenery is truly breathtaking.

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