The Chaerhan Salt Lake is located 60 kilometers away from the northern Golmud city, more than 110 kilometers away from the southern Chaidamu. The salt lake is more than 160 kilometers long from east to west and 20-40 kilometers wide from south to north. The thickness of the salt lake is 2-20 meters. The Chaerhan Salt Lake is located in the desert; the weather is dry and hot. With the long-time sunburn and windburn it's necessary to bring sun protection.
🏴 Tourists can rent cars to get to the Chaerhan Salt Lake along the No. 215 National Highway. Hotels or travel agencies might also organized tours. Adventurours without driving license can try to hitchhike.
🎫 Entrance including bus to the final destination inside the lake: 100元/80元 students
✨ You can also rent bikes (if they're not broken) or drones at the final destination.
[Qalhan Salt Lake in Qinghai]
Zarhan Salt Lake is the largest salt lake in China and one of the most famous salt lakes in the world. The picture taken in my picture is the Wanzhang Salt Bridge, which is a road made of salt and extends into the lake. Its hardness is comparable to that of the asphalt road.
We can see from the sky that there are white crystals on both sides of the salt bridge. The lake is transparent and green. The scenery here is picturesque. The sunny Chaerhan Salt Lake has also become a good place for photography.
Note: Sun protection measures should be prepared. It is recommended to bring a hat and sunglasses. You can drive in by yourself. In principle, only visiting documents are allowed to enter. You need to communicate in advance.
The Chaerhan Salt Lake is China's largest salt lake and one of the most famous inland salt lakes in the world. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway passes through.
Entering the plant area, you will first see a Salt Lake Museum showing the history of the formation and mining of the Chaerhan Salt Lake. At the entrance, there is a crystal of 'salt lakes', which is very interesting.
There is a 10,000-ton salt bridge extending from the salt to the lake in the scenic area. The hardness is the same as that of the general asphalt road. In case of damage, just add some brine to restore the road. There are white salt crystals on both sides of the salt lake, and the lake is transparent and green. On sunny days, the surrounding scenery, sky and white clouds are reflected in the lake. Great location.
The Chaerhan Salt Lake is one of the largest natural salt lakes in the world.
The Qaidam Basin between Kunlun Mountain and Qilian Mountain is known as the treasure bowl of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The heart of the Qaidam Basin is the famous Chaer Khan. Its rich and surprising salt mine resources and the 32-kilometer singular Banzhang Salt Bridge have made its name resound for more than half a century.
Most people only know the Chaka Salt Lake, but the Chaer Khan Salt Lake is larger and less well known.
"Chaer Khan" is Mongolian, meaning "Yanze". Salt Lake is located in the Gobi Desert, where the climate is hot and dry, the sunshine is long, and the evaporation of water is much higher than the precipitation. Due to the long-term wind and sun, a high concentration of brine was formed in the lake, which gradually crystallized into salt particles. The lake panel was formed into a thick salt cover, which was extremely hard.
Incredibly, there is a 32-kilometer long road and railway passing through the salt lake. It is a wanzhang salt bridge floating on the brine. The road and railway are a section of Golmud to Dunhuang Highway and Qingzang. A section of the railway. Unlike Chaerhan Salt Lake and Chaka Salt Lake, it is really a "lake."
In fact, this is not a scenic spot, and the road to come in has also taken some effort. This is a salt lake where you can see the rushing lake. The shore is full of salt and alkali, a thick layer. When you step on it, it will seep slightly in the water. It feels like walking in the snow.
Located in Golmud City, Qinghai Province, the inland Chaerhan Salt Lake is huge and well known across the world. Qinghai-Tibet Railway runs through the lake. The lands around the lake are flat, with boundless desert and exotic landscape. On a clear day, the vast mirror-like lake reflects shimmering silver lights with steaming. It is like a green ocean.