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Lovely ‘pearl’ on the mountain: Sayram Lake in Xinjiang

Updated: Jul 14,2015 8:35 AM     chinadaily.com.cn

People ride horses near Sayram Lake in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in June, 2015. Sayram means “blessing” in Kazak. Renowned as a “pearl” on the mountain, the lake is the largest and highest alpine lake in the region’s Bortala Mongol autonomous prefecture. It lies at a height of 2,073 meters above sea level.[Photo by Du Wei/For chinadaily.com.cn]

A summer view of Sayram Lake in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.[Photo by Du Wei/For chinadaily.com.cn]

A summer view of Sayram Lake in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.[Photo by Du Wei/For chinadaily.com.cn]

A summer view of Sayram Lake in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.[Photo by Du Wei/For chinadaily.com.cn]

A summer view of Sayram Lake in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.[Photo by Du Wei/For chinadaily.com.cn]

A summer view of Sayram Lake in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.[Photo by Du Wei/For chinadaily.com.cn]

A summer view of Sayram Lake in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.[Photo by Du Wei/For chinadaily.com.cn]

A summer view of Sayram Lake in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.[Photo by Du Wei/For chinadaily.com.cn]

A summer view of Sayram Lake in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.[Photo by Du Wei/For chinadaily.com.cn]

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