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Gahai Lake, My Trip to Gahai Lake

Friday, August 12th, 2011
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On Augaust 01, on the way back from Langmusi Town to Xiahe County, we made a detour from the national highway No.213 and went to Gahai Lake for a short trip. Gaihai Lake is located 1km west of the main road, the national highway No.213, about 30km away from Langmusi on the way to Luqu and Xiahe.
 
Gahai Lake is the largest fresh water lake in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, an important wetland in the east of Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. Gahai Lake is a part of the National Gahai Zecha Natural Reserve. Gahai Lake is under the administration of Luqu County, which is situated 90km north of Langmmsi and 260km south of Lanzhou.
 
 
Gahai Lake is surrounded by the mountains with an altitude of 3480. Gahai Lake has rich water resources with water coming from three streams from the nearbye mountains as well as the underground sprinsg. It is a pefect habitat for over 100 migrant birds like swans, black-neck cranes…
 
The area around Gahai Lake is very fertile with lush grassland, a ideal place for grazing yak herds. In summer, Gahai Lake is a field of wildflowers, a paradise for holiday maker.
 
Next time, if you go to Langmusi from Lanzhou or Xiahe, do drop here for a few minutes to immerse yourself into the beauty of nature – white clouds, lush grasslands, wildflowers, birds and fresh air!
 
The entrance to Gahai Lake, RMB20 per person
 

The entrance to Gahai Lake, RMB 20 per person

 
The Rock Carved with the Chinese characters meaning “Gahai Lake”
 

The Rock Carved with the Chinese characters meaning - Gahai Lake

 
East side of the Lake

East side of the Lake

 
Middle part of the Lake

Middle part of the Lake

 
West side of the Lake

West side of the Lake

 
The distant view of the Lake

The distant view of the Lake

 
Wildflowers of the grassland around Gahai Lake

Wildflowers of the grassland around Gahai Lake

 
More wildflowers around the lake
 

More wildflowers around the lake

A close look at the flower

A close look at the flower

Hezuo Trip, My Trip to Hezuo

Friday, August 12th, 2011
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Hezuo is the capital city of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Gansu Province. It is located at the southeast fringe of Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau in the cross-border areas of Qinghai, Sichuan and Gansu provinces. The national highway No.223 runs through the city of Hezuo, which is 62km west of Xiahe, 260 km south of Lanzhou and 860km north of Chengdu with a average altitude of over 3000 meters.
Hezuo is an important transit point for travelers coming between Lanzhou and Chengdu, visiting Xiahe, Langmusi, Ruogai Grassland and Jiuzhaigou, a perfect passange travel route between Gansu and Sichuan.
From the city of Hezuo, there are daily buses going to Lanzhou, Xiahe, Langmusi and Ruergai. We are approaching the city of Hezuo.
About 2km outside the city center of Hezuo is the famous Hezuo Milariba Buddha Pavilion, which was built in 1777. It has an interior nine storeys painted with colorful murals and Tantric deities.
 

 

We are approaching the city of Hezuo

 

 
We were passing by Hezuo Milariba Buddha Pavilion.

 

We were passing by Hezuo Milariba Buddha Pavilion

 

Just a short walk from Hezuo Milariba Buddha Pavilion is the main monastery in Hezuo, TSo Gompa.

Just a short walk from Hezuo Milariba Buddha Pavilion is the main monastery in Hezuo., TSo Gompa.

Hezuo is a booming city with a lot of city constructions going om. The Xiangbala Cultural theme square lies at th center of the city. It is the recreation and leisure venues for the local people.
 
The Xiangbala Cultural theme square
The main avenue of Hezuo.

 

The main avenue of Hezuo.

 

Hezuo Long-distance Bus Terminal

Hezuo Long-distance Bus Terminal

Hezuo Tourism Administration
Tel: 0941 – 8232226
Fax:0941 – 8232226
Xiangbala Grand Hotel (3*)
Tel: 0941 – 8213222
Gannan Hotel (3*)
Tel: 0941 – 8212611
Jiaotong Hotel (2*)
Tel: 0941 – 8221300
Taoyuan Hotel (1*)
Tel: 0941 – 8223366