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Travel Experience to Fascinating Selincuo Lake in Tibet

Selincuo Lake is the largest lake of Tibet and the second-biggest saltwater lake. Selincuo Lake is the structural lake formed during the progress of the formation of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, which is also the huge deep-water lake. The water at the centre of the lake is above 30 meters deep.

When summer rolls round, a great number of migrating birds inhabited on the small islets in the lake. Selincuo Lake is located within the territory of Shenzha County and Bange County at the northern foot of the Gangdisi Mountains. Today Selincuo Lake stretches some 22.8 kilometers north to south and 72 kilometers east to west, it could reach 40 meters wide in its east at its widest point.

It covers in total an area of about 2391 square kilometers, more 369 square kilometers than Namco Lake. Located at the northern foot of the Gangdisi Mountains at an elevation of over 4530 meters above sea level, it has the bottommost depths about 33 meters. So it will be worth a trip to china.

According to the scientific and textual research, the area of Selincuo Lake had once reached 10,000 square kilometers, later the lake shrunk due to the climate change. Selincuo Lake region is surrounded by hills on every side, with the open lake basins.

With clean water and fine watersheds, the lake had the rich natural fishpond and provides moisture and water for the pasture surrounding it and a habitat for various wild birds, which makes the lake become one of the important animal husbandry base in north Tibet, also the Shenzha Wetlands Nature Reserve for protecting the black-necked cranes and propagation ecosystems. Selincuo Lake is the biggest inland lake drainage of Tibet. There are many widely spaced lakes and rivers that communicate in the region, which could form the closed inland lakes.

Selincuo is the place with the most rare and endangered biological species in the plateau cold pasture ecosystems, which is also the largest natural preservation zone for black-necked crane in the world, as well as wildlife under first class protection including snow leopards, Tibetan antelopes, argali, Tibetan wild donkey and Tibetan snowcock etc.

Gymnocypris selincuoensis is the only kind of fish in Selincuo Lake on northern Tibet (a top China destination during your affordable China hotels) lakes. Selincuo Lake is a kingdom of lakes, there're 23 satellite lakes surrounding it, as of the jade bead necklace crowning it. As the story goes, there used to be one huge lake millions of years ago. Among many satellite lakes, Cuoe lake bird isle had become the second largest base area of migrating birds.

When spring and summer rolls round, you could catch sight of tens of thousands of brown-headed gulls in the Mediterranean that travel thousands of kilometers on its yearly migration. The scene was quite splendid. The brown-necked gulls here actually had the same species with that species of the Bangong Lake, with the slim red legs and red pointed mouth. The region of Selincuo Lake is the traditional pasture region, with yaks and sheep are being bred in the lake district.