December 24, 2010

Namsto Lake, Tibet

Photograph by Jeremy Nielsen, My Shot

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In Tibetan, Namsto means “Heavenly Lake,” and the serene beauty should not be missed by anyone who travels to Tibet. Its purity and solemnity are symbols of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and it is considered one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Namsto is famous for its high altitude (4,720 meters) and vast area (1,961 square kilometers) and as a sacred Buddhist place with many Tibetans undertaking a yearly pilgrimage to make the "Kora" around the lake.

(This photograph was submitted to My Shot.)

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