Tibet is full of rivers and lakes which provides abundance of hydroelectric
power and aquatic products. Bushy banks of the rivers and lakes are the
homes of swans and geese. If you do not watch your step, you might stride on
their eggs. On the banks of the salt water lakes, there are great heaps of
alkaline which also contains entire and borax.
The Yaluzangbu River
As long as 2,057 km, the yaluzangbu river
turns and twists like a silver dragon from the west to the east into the
valleys of south Tibet. It runs through muotuo county. After a 90-degree
turn, it empties into the Indian ocean. People could have a good time with
their yak hide boats on of the river with going down to the lower level is
quite exciting and challenging.
The Three Rivers in the East
The gold sand, lancang and nu rivers
flow down from north to the south into yunnan. Accompanied by the grand
sceneries of mt. Hengduan, the 3-river area is a famous scenic spot.
The Mansarovar Lake - A Holy Lake
The lake is situated 30km
southeast of mt. Holy. It has an area of 400 square km. The Buddhist believe
that the lake is the bestow from the heaven . The holy eater can cure all
kinds of diseases, wash people clean and get rid of people's worries. After
walking around the lake and taking baths at the four bathing gates, the
pilgrims can be free from sins and can be bestowed happiness. The great monk
xuan zhuang praised it " the holy lake in the west heaven". Not
far from the lake stands mt. Holy. It does not only attracts pilgrims but
also many tourists from home and abroad.
Fish Store - The Yangzongyong Lake
The yangzongyong lake is within
langkamu county, with an area of 638 square km and a coastal lime of 250 km.
The deepest point is 60 metres. There is plenty of natural fodder for the
fish in the lake. The lake has a fish reserve of about 300 million kg, that
is why it is called " the fish store of Tibet. The coast of the lake is
an ideal pasture. All these make an intoxicating quite picture.
The Namu Lake
With an area of 1940 square km, the namu lake is the
2nd largest salt water lake. In the lake there are 3 islands, which is an
ideal habitat for all kinds of aquatic life. One of the islands is made of
calcareous sandstone. It is characterized by the stone pillars, natural
stone bridges and the stalactite caves. The beaches of the lake are a
beautiful natural pasture.