Sunrise Over Qinghai Lake

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When you are planning your Qinghai Tour either for sightseeing or on business, Qinghai Lake will definitely linger in your mind, a gem 151 km west of Xining City – the capital city of Qinghai Province. Qinghai Lake is the largest inland saline lake in China with a perimeter of 360 km and an average depth of 21 meters.

Every year Qinghai Lake entices a consistent flow of tourists home and abroad, attracted by its azure sky, limpid water, white clouds, green grassland and yellow sea of rape flower. For how to visit Qinghai Lake, you check out the link – How to Visit Qinghai Lake from Xining.

If you are a sunrise photography enthusiast, Qinghai Lake will offer you a delightful photography experience. The best place to see the sunrise over Qinghai Lake is Hei Ma He Township (黑马河乡) , 220 km to the west of Xining City. Hei Ma He Township is on the west edge of Qinghai Lake, a perfect place to view the sunrise over the lake.

You’d better off first visiting Qinghai Lake during the daytime. Before you go to Hei Ma He Township for taking pictures of sunrise over Qinghai Lake, you should check out the weather condition and the sunrise time. Then drive to Hei Ma He Town for overnight stay . There are some family inns, hostels in the township.

It is not a bad idea to put up in a tent or an inn near the west bank of Qinghai Lake in Hei Ma He Township.

Get up early to catch the rising sun. Wear warmly for it still feels chilly in an early morning even you may come here in summer. Get your camera and tripod, trying to locating a place to clearly see the sunrise. It is not surprising that you will see a”human wall” on the west lake shore for many people like you flock here shooting pictures of sunrise over the lake.

The Sun is appearing above the lake.

The Sun is appearing above the lake.

The Sun is appearing above the lake.

The rising Sun is up under clouds.

The rising Sun is up under clouds.

The rising Sun is up under clouds.

 

The sky and the lake are all blanketed by the new and fresh “Red Sun”.

The sky and the lake are all blanketed by the new and fresh "Red Sun".

The sky and the lake are all blanketed by the new and fresh “Red Sun”.

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