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Namtso Lake Pictures

The crystal-clear blue Namtso Lake looks like a holy and beautiful fairy standing on earth quietly where five islets are scattered in and they are said to be the incarnations of five Buddhas.

Namtso, the Heaven Lake in Tibet, is the second largest saltwater lake with the highest altitude in China. It relies for its water on the magnificent Nyaiqentanglha Mountain to the southeast. Once opened to public, this place has proved to be a veritable paradise for tourists. The pure and charming Namtso also boasts many wild animals and wildfowl. Attraction Intro: Namtso Lake
  • The crystal-clear blue Namtso Lake looks like a holy and beautiful fairy standing on earth quietly where five islets are scattered in and they are said to be the incarnations of five Buddhas.
  • Pilgrims walk around the Namtso Lake for blessings in the coming year.
  • O, how beautiful this Tibetan woman is in her traditional costume! O, sister, you are altogether beautiful! There is no flaw in you!
  • Namtso, beautiful lake, how many secrets and wishes you have been told! You tolerate all these sufferings of human being and still welcome them with peace!
  • Namtso, beautiful lake, are you used to all these clamor, dust and pollution? Namtso, you give us so much pleasure that we do not know how to repay you except that we should keep the pollution to the minimum, right?
  • These two huge rocks are regarded as the landmarks of Namtso Lake.
  • Pilgrims, Namtso Lake, Tibet
  • Even in the Tibetan New Year, not everyone wears traditional costumes. Men and children more often than not wear modern clothes. Though Namtso has not been opened as a tourist attraction, many people other than Tibetans come for a visit. Unavoidably, Tibetan people are exposed to the outer world. We do not know if this is good, we just wish the Tibetans will lead a happy and peaceful life as their ancestors.
  • Do you know how the Tibetan children get used to their living condition? Tibetan mother licks all over the baby after birth. Three days later the baby is bathed in butter and in the sun. Butter is to protect his skin from chapping and sunbath is to help him to get used to the strong sunlight.
  • These colorful stones are particularly conspicuous in a grayish blue background. Behind, the water and the sky are blended so harmoniously, leaving the pile of stones standing so lonely.
  • Stroke by stroke, the Tibetan carves all his sorrow and joy, his grief and hope into the stone.
  • The way of pilgrimage is nothing easy. Not to mention the hardships on road, it takes 20 or 30 days for just one circle around the lake! But the Tibetans enjoy it and regard it as their happiness.
  • Even little children know no slacking off. This is their life rather than their religion. We do not know if they feel tired or meaningful or whatever. Or they just do it naturally like other children do their homework.
  • Even the lamas are fascinated by the Namtso Lake. What is he looking back at? The crystal water, the ever-changing clouds or the vast blue sky?
  • Skull is used by the Tibetans to show respect to gods.
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