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Lake Kokonor: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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151km From the 109 National Rd Qingzang Highway, Xining, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing! Such a big salt lake at high altitude. You have several options to get out into the lake. By train, small train, walk, boat....you could easily spend a day here. Weird to come out of that beauty and into a 'buying city of vendors'...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 31 March 2019 via mobile

We didn’t expect to see Lake Qinghai still frozen with no snow around on a beautiful sunny day the last day of March. Tehe place was practically deserted. It looked like a rundown creation for tourists. I’m sure in the summer it is a lot...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank sherryl1232018
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The Kokonor Lake ,in Chinese "Qinghai Hu, In Tibet is "tsoerpo" meaning is blue lake.it is located at 150km far of the Xining of Qinghai province.and one of the Tibet four biggest lake .the lake sea level 3400m.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank tibetanstravel
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Totally amazed by the scenery of this highland lake. Went on a sunny day I'm spring, love the sunshine with breeze, which the weather is just nice. Went on low season and enjoy it. Supposed the best season is summer with flowers, but I'm still...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank TuangWX
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed both the drive to the lake from Xining and the lake itself. The scenery is superb - the lake was backed by snow covered mountains. It was also interesting to see the grazing animals - sheep, goats, duos, horses. The only yaks we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Stephanie991181
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We hired a driver and left very early at 5.30am in the morning. So freezing in the morning. Amazing view along the way before we reached the final destination. I took pics and video tape it as well. Keep good memory. Maybe we went in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Wateryu W
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I hired a driver and we left in the morning. There are plenty of cool things to do on the way there, like visiting Mongolian homes and and ancient town selling silk road antiques. The lake itself was pretty much just a big lake with...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank tsulliv888
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We rented a car with a driver from Xining to qinghai lake and Chaka salt lake for a two day trip and paid the driver 1000 rmb. We were 3 people. He had done this trip many times before so he knew where to make...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank iristaletta
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Agree with all the reviews below.... Been living and travelling in China for years and we really wanted to see Qinghai lake...We hired a driver for 10 days and drove through Qinghai and Gansu. The scenery is amazing, beautiful, ever changing, diverse, vast and open....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Donna V
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Come here but be careful how you do it. Learn from me because I $&%#ed up and went cheap: local bus tour with AUTHENTIC BUFFET. Don't do that. Get a car. Carpool, talk to the guy your hostel host recommends, whatever you've gotta do: get...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Lonelylaowai
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30 July 2016|
Response from Niceman2005 | Reviewed this property |
If you stay in hotel, you may check with Concierge or downlaod an apps to hire through internet (beware of safety), the former one is recommended.