Qinghai Lake and Bird Island
Qinghai Lake, China’s largest inland salt-water lake is at 3200 meters
above sea level. It is situated at the east of Qinghai province, around
2.30 hours drive from Xining.
The lake occupies an area of 4456 kilometers, having a perimeter of
more than 360 kilometers and it is over one time lager than the famous
Tai Lake in Wuxi, China’s east Jiangsu Province. The ellipse-shaped
lake looks like a huge white poplar leave setting among alpine prairie.
Scenery in Qinghai lake varies according to seasons. Summer and autumn,
with most comfortable weather condition and most beautiful lake scenery
is the best time to visit the lake.
It is an interesting and charming place on the western shore of Qinghai
Lake. The island is a paradise for varieties of birds. The protection
policy of the local government makes island even more popular among
birds. Each March and April, when ice covering the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
begins to melt, more than 20 kinds of migrating birds fly to the island
to breed. During that period, flocks of birds shelter the whole island
and bird eggs can be found everywhere. Visitors can hear birds twitters