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Lake Kokonor (Qinghai Lake)

Introducing Lake Kokonor (Qinghai Lake), Lake Kokonor Guide, Lake Kokonor Travel Guide
Article from Qinghai Municipal Commission of Tourism

Qinghai lake, in the ancient was called west sea, also called fresh water or fresh sea. In Tibetan it was called" "cuowenbo" which means blue sea, called "kokonor" in Mongol's Lake quay dialect.

Since the area around Qinghai Lake was Qiang people's pasture in the past, Lake Kokonor was also called xianbeijianghai(fresh low Qiang sea), some people in the Han dynasty also called it god sea. Since Beiwei period, the name is changed to "Qinghai".

Qinghai lake is China's largest inland salt lake, with an area of 4,456 square km and a perimeter of 360 km, twice the size of Taihu lake in Hubei province. The east and west sides of the lake is long and the south and the north sides of the lake is narrow, looks like the oval shape of the maple leave. Since the average daily temperature in the hottest period of summer is only about 15 centigrade, Qinghai Lake is a favorable summer resort.

Quick Facts on Lake Kokonor (Qinghai Lake)

Name: Lake Kokonor (Qinghai Lake)
Location: 151Km from Xining
Best Time to Visit: July to August
Recommended Time for a Visit: 6 Hours
Opening Hours: 8:30-17:30
Admission Fee: CNY 100 ( April 16 to October 15 ); CNY 50 ( October 16 to April)
Cruise Ship: CNY 45

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