Yamdrok Lake in Nagarzê County, Shannan
Chinese Name: 羊卓雍措
English Name: Yamdrok Lake
Location: Located in in Nagarzê County, Shannan
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All the day
About Yamdrok Lake
It is known as the most beautiful water in the world. Yang(羊)means above; Zhuo(卓) means pasture; Yong(雍) means jasper; Cuo(措) means lake. So the whole name is meaning “the green jade lake above the pasture”. This is the literal interpretation of the lake. Yamdrok Lake is seen as a “turquoise eardrop(绿松石耳坠)” in the hearts of the Tibetan compatriots, because no matter which angle you are in, you cannot see the full picture of the lake.
She has three sisters, Kongmucuo(空母措), Chencuo(沉措), and Bajiucuo(巴久措), thus four sisters of the ancient Yangzhuo Yongcuo lake are in a huge lake basin. The sisters are linked together, forming the sacred lake that we can’t see the edge with our eyes.
We can take a shuttle bus from Shannan to Nagarzê County, then transfer a local mini van to Yamdrok Lake.
Attraction Travel Tips:
· pay attention to respect the local customs.
· 3 – 4 hours travel.
· best season to travel: Summer and Autumn.