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Hoh Xil

Update: Jan. 7th, 2013

Hoh Xil

Hoh Xil - Introduction

The Hoh Xil means "Green Ridge" in Mongolia. Some people also say it means "beautiful girl". It is located in the northwest of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, between the Tanggula Mountain and Kunlun Mountain. It is the main source area of Yangtze River.

The Hoh Xil Natural Reserve is one of the most perfectly protected original ecological districts in the world and the last natural place which still in original state. There is no block around the Hoh Xil. The average altitude of the Hoh Xil is over 5000 meters. Due to the adverse natural condition of Hoh Xil, people can not live here for long time. But it is the paradise of wild animals. The wild yak, Tibetan antelope, kiang, white-lipped deer, brown beer and some other specific wild animals on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau make this "girl" more charming. According to relevant date, Hoh Xil is one of the districts with rich animal resource in China. There are about 230 kinds of wild animals, including 20 kinds of wild animals under state protection.

Hoh Xil – Tibetan Antelope

Tibetan antelope is the pride of Hoh Xil. It is the specific species of China and the animal which is under the State's first-grade protection. It is also listed in Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora as endangered species which can not be traded. When you have Tibet train tours, please prepare your camera in advance when you reach the Hoh Xil. The running Tibetan antelopes on the Hoh Xil will make you can not help taking photos.

Hoh Xil – Hoh Xil Lake

The Hoh Xil Lake is located in northwest of Zhiduo County, between the Hoh Xil and Malan Mountain. The Hoh Xil Lake covers 302.2 kilometers, and the water depth is 25 meters. The color of the lake water is ade green. The water in the Hoh Xil is supplied by smelting snow and glacier. The banks of Hoh Xil Lake almost are sandy soil belt, with few plants on it. It is the place where plateau wild animals often appear.

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