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On the Silk Road

The plateau above Qinghai Lake is well worth a visit, if only to imagine what it must have been like so many years ago, as people went from east to west and vice-versa along the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 May 2016
Andrew H
Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

The plateau above Qinghai Lake is well worth a visit, if only to imagine what it must have been like so many years ago, as people went from east to west and vice-versa along the silk road. We encountered some Yak up close on the plateau, but they did not seem too excited to see us.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

We travel along the Qinghai plateau in our tour to Qinghai lake. The plateau is at the elevation over 3000 meter. It is a large spread out of yellow savanah sorrounded by snow top mountain and covered by the blue sky. So wonderful view. The lake is about 150 km from Xining. We arrived at the lake at noon. It... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

We took a silk road tour by car and train. On our way, we visited Qinghai Lake, a beautiful large lake on Qinghai Plateau near the capital of Xining. It is in the Tibetan area. So the cultural environment is quite Tibetan. The time we were there, beautiful yellow flowers were blooming along the lake shore and added a color... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

We just finished our trip organized by TIBETAN CONNECTION, a tibetan owned tourism agency, and I would like to share our experience. We were 4 adults and a child of 2 y old. The tour was well organized based on our requests and need. Tashi, the manager, was very professional on replying about all our requests and questions we had... More 

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