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Lake Yigong, Tibet

Lake Yigong, Tibet Photo: Yang Yichou
Time: May, 1983
Site: Beside Lake Yigong
Height: 2120 m
Brief Introduction: In southeastern Tibet, valley of Yigong Zangbo River was walled up by mud flows, forming the Lake Yigong. North to the lake basin is the snowy Nyainqentanglha Mountains, with glaciers hanging on, and dense alpine forests in the surroundings. Because of inversive temperature layers, and the location where water vapor of the Great Yarlung Zangbo Gorge passes by, microenvironment conditions are quite eminent here. So the first piece of tea garden of Tibet was developed here beside the lake.

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