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173 Reviews
LakeNational Park
Liked by 3
Closed Open from 8:00am-9:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Gahaixiang, Luqu, Gannan, Gansu, China

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The largest freshwater lake in Gannan is an important wetland in the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is known as a pearl on the plateau. It was named a provincial migratory bird nature reserve in 1982. The area where Gahai Lake is located is called "Coning" by Tibetans, which is "a place where yaks walk around". Gahai Lake is rich in water and grass, and many rare birds that have moved from the south to the north have settled and reproduced here. Black-necked cranes, grey cranes, swans and other rare birds are all over the grassy beaches of the lake.

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  • FaizalP61
    Sungai Buloh, Malaysia

    Key migratory bird stop

    Gahai Lake is in Gahaui Zecha nature reserve and is key stop-off for migratory birds. There is a visitor centre in the northeast corner with observation tower and trails. It is in the northern part ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1546275227000+0800)/
  • Vera P
    Vera P

    Bike Tour from langmusi

    We took bikes from langmusi. Rented them from black tent cafe. They only rent mountain bikes which are absolutely unnecessary for the ride to the lake. It is 40km one way and the road is paved all the...

    Reviewed on /Date(1469664919000+0800)/
  • lfgbaia
    Helsinki, Finland

    Beautiful lake, full of birds

    This is a beautiful lake with many nesting birds (Bar-headed goose and many more). It has boardwalks and 3 platforms to observe the birds and the landscape. THe only thing is that it is a bit pricey (...

    Reviewed on /Date(1467573152000+0800)/
  • Kathleenlim
    Singapore, Singapore

    Breath of fresh air

    Located between Langmusi Town and Xiahe County and a detour from the national highway No.213, this lake is the largest fresh water lake in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, an important wetland in...

    Reviewed on /Date(1440869902000+0800)/
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    Luqu County, China

    windhorse trekking

    this is the photos from on the top of gehesu MT on the way of horse trekking, this is above 4000 sea level.

    Reviewed on /Date(1438567194000+0800)/

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Additional Information


Gahai is in Gaihai Country, Luqu Town, southern Gansu, near Langmu Temple. Ganhai Lake is a large freshwater lake in southern Gansu, sitting at the center of the pasture. The scenery is picturesque, as the mirror-like lake reflects the blue sky and white clouds on clear days. Gahai Lake is also a bird sanctuary in which black swans, egrets, wild geese and other water fowls live. There are various colorful wild flowers along the lake in July and August.
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