Global Basecamps Photo of the Month: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake

by ali
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake

Photo by John Naitove 2011

This is a photo of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. Also known as Turquoise Lake, it is located about halfway between Lhasa and Gyantse. The largest power station in Tibet resides at the western end of the lake. According to local mythology, Yamdok Yumtso Lake is the transformation of a goddess. It certainly appears to be.

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