Chaka salty lake

Entrance fee CNY 60p.p

Excusion round way train CNY 100

Shoes cover CNY 10 p.p

Localted in Haixi Xining Qinghai province about 298 kilometer to Xining, the Chaka lake’s breadth is 9.2 kilometers and the length is 15 kilometers, with a total area of 105 square kilometers.

Chaka Salt Lake is a famous natural crystalline salt lake in Qaidam Basin, it’s a “mirror of the sky” in China, and its salt output can be used by Chinese People for 75 years. There are many salt sculptures can be visited, you can also take a small train to the depth of the salt lake for more sightseeing.

Chaka” means “salt lake” in Tibetan. Chaka Salt Lake is located near Chaka township in Wulan county in the east of the Qaidam Basin of Northwest China’s Qinghai province. Silhouetted by the azure sky and floating clouds as well as mountains in the distance, the lake is the mirror of the sky in China. It has the longest history of exploitation (over 3,000 years) among all the salt lakes in the Qaidam Basin. Due to the large reserves, mining is not at all difficult as natural salts can be obtained by just uncovering the top layer of the lake. Large scale mining is done mechanically nowadays with many grades of salt sold around China and they are even exported to some other countries.

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