Many people know that the famous "Sky Realm" Uyuni salt marsh in the remote landlocked country of Bolivia, South America, but may not be aware of the "Sky Realm" in Qinghai Province, China. The Chaka Salt Lake is one of many "Sky Realm" in Qinghai, which is located in Chaka Town, Ulan County, Haixi Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
It was early hours of the morning when arrived at Chaka and the Chaka Salt Lake presented a unique charming in the cloudy weather. Chaka Salt Lake's beautiful changes with the weather, when the weather is good, with clear and boundless sky, the lake will show green color. While in the rainy days, it changes into a big mirror.
Chaka is the Tibetan language, meaning green salt sea. The surface of the lake is at about 3100 meters above sea level. The lake's breadth is 9.2 kilometers from north to south and the length is 15 kilometers from east to west, with a total area of 105 square kilometers.
Chaka Salt Lake is a famous natural crystal salt lake in Qaidam Basin. Throughout the ages, Chaka Salt Lake is prestigious for abounding "Daqing salt”.
There are more than 100 large and small salt lakes in Qinghai, and thus salt lake resource is the first large resource of Qinghai, ranking the first in the China. The largest and most famous salt lakes include Chaka Salt Lake Qarhan Salt Lake and Keke Salt Lake, distributed in the Qaidam Basin.
Chaka Salt Lake is the smallest of the four Salt Lake in the Qaidam Basin, is also the earliest to be developed, more than 3000 years of exploitation history. Here, you can take the small train and go into deep to enjoy lake, you can watch the magnificent scene of modern large - scale salt mining, you can also enjoy the magnificent picture of sunrise and sunset in Salt Lake…
Chaka Salt Lake is different from other Salt Lake, because Chaka is brine lake solid-liquid coexistence, embedded in the snow-capped mountains and meadows instead of the Gobi Desert. Strolling on the lake, you feel as if to enter the world of salt.
Because Chaka Salt Lake is rather near to Xining City, and not far away from Qinghai Lake, most visitors who come to Qinghai will also visit there.
The salt sculpture on the edge of Salt Lake, the works theme is the Heavenly Queen Mother.
The beautiful salt lake scenery
Sky Realm in China, Qinghai Chaka Salt Lake
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