August 27, 2009

Yamdroktso and Mount Nojin Kangtsang, Tibet, China

Location: Yamdrok Tso, Tibet, China, (28° 56′ 0″ N, 90° 41′ 0″ E)
Date: 23 April 2003; 10.05am
Camera: Canon G1

Yamdroktso is one of the four most sacred lakes to the Tibetans. The lake is shape like a fan and is surrounded by numerous snow peaks, including Nojin Kangtsang (7,252m) as seen here. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet with clear turquoise waters. However, the beauty of the lake is likely to be irrevocably damaged by both the building of a hydroelectric plant at the site as well as gold exploration activities in its immediate vicinity. The scarring was already visible back in 2003 with land clearing activities along its shores. I cannot imagine what damage had been done to its beauty by now.

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3 comments:

Travis said...
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fufu said...

wow nice!! i couldnt make it to tibet when i was in Lanzhou 2mths ago... and now i am back from china... i will plan my next visit to tibet, yunnan and guangxi =)

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