Dawa Tso Lake in Coqen County, Ngari
Chinese Name: 达瓦措
Tibetan Name: ཟླ་བ་མཚོ
English Name: Dawa Tso Lake in Coqen County, Ngari
Location: Located in Coqen County, Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
Basic Information of Dawa Tso Lake
Dawa Tso Lake（达瓦措）, or Dawacuo（达娃措）, is a lake in Coqên County（措勤县）, Ngari Prefecture（阿里地区）of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China with an altitude of 4636 meters and covering an area of 111 square kilometers. It is located several kilometers northwest of Coqên Town. Daxiong is a village located beyond its northeastern bank of Dawa Tso Lake, which means “Moon Lake” in Tibetan language. It is a salt water lake where teems with the plateau naked carps. The lake is on the road, which has convenient transportation and natural pasture.
Naqu District 206 line runs through the Coqen County. There are Xinjiang Tibet highway in the south and the District Lane 301 line in the north. The highway traffic system is perfect; visitors can choose self-driving tour in Coqen County. There are 724.2 km from Ngari to Coqen County and it will spend 17 hours for driving. Tourist can travel to Ngari by air firstly and then transfer to Coqen County by long-distance bus, which is the major choice.
Attraction Travel Tips
- Traveling Hours: 2 hours
- Traveling Seasons: summer and autumn.
- High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
- As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
- Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.