BEIJING, Oct. 20 -- Qinghai Lake, China's largest
inland saltwater lake in the northwestern Qinghai Province ranks top of China's
five most beautiful lakes in a latest competition activity by the magazine of
China National Geography to select the country's most beautiful places.
Located at about 3,200 meters above sea level, the
lake covers 4,300 square kilometers. It has abundant fish and other aquatic
creatures, which in turn attracts large flocks of birds to perch in the islands
of the lake.
The other four of the most beautiful lakes selected
by the magazine are Kanas Lake in Xinjiang, Namtso Lake in Tibet, Heaven's Pool
(Tian Chi) in northeast China's Jilin Province and and West Lake in east China's
More than 10 Chinese academicians and 100 experts
formed a panel to select the most beautiful places in 15 categories.
The panel also selected China's most beautiful
mountains, canyons, caves, islands, coastlines, deserts, cities, villages,
waterfalls, forests, prairies, glaciers and wetlands.