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Chaka Salt Lake: Mirror of the sky in China

Updated: Aug 25,2015 9:00 AM     chinadaily.com.cn

Salt mining boats on the Chaka Salt Lake in Wulan county, Northwest China’s Qinghai province.[Photo/ Xinhua]

“Chaka” means “salt lake” in Tibetan. Chaka Salt Lake is located near Chaka township in Wulan county in the east of the Qaidam Basin of Northwest China’s Qinghai province. Silhouetted by the azure sky and floating clouds as well as mountains in the distance, the lake is the mirror of the sky in China.

Salt mining boats anchored on the Chaka Salt Lake in Wulan county, Northwest China’s Qinghai province.[Photo/Xinhua]

Dawn at the Chaka Salt Lake in Wulan county, Northewest China’s Qinghai province.[Photo/Xinhua]

A tourist takes pictures of the Chaka Salt Lake in Wulan county, Northwest China’s Qinghai province.[Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists visit the Chaka Salt Lake in Wulan county, Northwest China’s Qinghai province.[Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists visit the Chaka Salt Lake in Wulan county, Northwest China’s Qinghai province.[Photo/Xinhua]

Sculptures made of salt silhouetted against the starry night near the Chaka Salt Lake in Wulan county, Northwest China’s Qinghai province.[Photo/Xinhua]

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