Ranwu Lake covers an area of 22 square kilometers and is about 3850 meters above the sea level. It is the largest lake in eastern Tibet. Ranwu Lake means a lake with piles of bodies in Tibetan. There is a legend goes that there was a buffalo in the lake and an ox on the lakeshore. Both of them were dead after a strength competition between them. Their bodies turned to two mountains and Ranwu Lake arose between the two mountains.Ranwu Lake is surrounded by  snow-capped mountains. These mountains supply water for Ranwu Lake.There is a large meadow on the lakeshore of Ranwu Lake. It forms an amazing natural picture with the clean water and the snow-capped mountains. The lake stretches more than 10 kilometers toward the west and shrinks into a narrow river valley. The color of the water changes with the season and presents different landscapes. There are numerous rocks and small islands act as decorations of Ranwu Lake. Qamdo Prefecture played an important role in connecting area of Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan and Qinghai provinces. Therefore, this region integrated various religion cultures and except for captivating scenery you can find of regional characteristic foods and architectures.

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