Qinghai Lake

Qinghai Lake

Qinghai Lake by TofflerAnn. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

Qinghai translates as "Blue Sea" in English and it is this huge lake that gives Qinghai province it's name. The lake is both saline and alkaline and is at an altitude of 3,205 m above sea level. It is about 100km weat of Xining city. The lake's size fluctuates and has shrunk much over the last century but has increased slightly since 2004.

Map showing location of Qinghai Lake

Above: Location of Qinghai Lake in Hainan, Qinghai, China