Zhaling Lake is a large freshwater lake in the upper reaches of the Yellow River. Also known as "Cha Linghai". Tibetan means white long lake. It is located in the western structural depression of Maduo County, Qinghai Plateau, on the west side of Eling Lake. Zhaling Lake and Eling Lake are the largest pair of freshwater lakes in the upper reaches of the Yellow River.
Riding around the Eling Lake by car, we came to a high slope of 4,600 meters above sea level. On the slope stood a bull head monument-it was made of pure copper and used the original totem worship of the Tibetan people-the cow. To reach Zaling Lake, we have to climb the higher hillside on the opposite side. After a few moments of rest, we took a deep and shallow step towards the peak of this hillside, because every step at the higher altitude feels very hard, panting is terrible, and there are no steps. You have to find your own way. Fortunately, the uphill is not steep. From time to time, you see many prairie mice burrowing out of burrows to probe your brains. It is very cute. Finally, it took almost an hour to climb up the mountain and see Zaling Lake from a distance. Lying there quietly, the blue water surface of the lake was so beautiful that it was suffocating. I wanted to continue running to the lake, and I suddenly dispelled this idea, so I let it lie there quietly without disturbing it. Nature is a quiet environment, and human beings have set foot in the world that originally belonged to them.
Very beautiful and went for absolute value. A few suggestions: 1. Don't drive too fast. The road conditions were poor. When we went there in 2015, it was all gravel roads, so don't go too fast to prevent punctures. 2. It is recommended to go out early. Because the scenery is so good, stay as much time as possible to see the scenery on the road. 3. It is best to take two or more cars together and take the walkie-talkie. Because when we went there, there was no signal from the mobile phone inside. I don’t know if I can call on my cell phone now. 4. Take a good camera and a mobile phone with enough memory, because the scenery is really beautiful. 5. Bring your own garbage bags, don't throw them away, consciously protect the ecology, because the ecology there is very fragile. 6. We have enough dry food and water. We ate dry food on the road at noon. We didn't find a suitable restaurant. I don't know if there is any.
Because of its rich water system, this place is a thick lake, like the stars in the sky, all outside, including the lake, beautiful scenery, quiet, waiting for tourists to see.
I have been there a few years ago and it was good. I will check it again when I have a chance.
Like Eling Lake, the lake here is deep and blue, but because Zhaling Lake is farther away from the gate of the scenic spot, fewer tourists come here. The chartered drivers in Maduo County generally only send tourists to the foot of Cuorigaze Mountain. There are no other people here, and there is only our car in the vast world. It is very pleasant to have a picnic by the lake.
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