Casual Discussion Chaka Salt Lake in Qinghai, China. "Mirror of the Sky"

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Chaka Salt Lake (Chinese: 茶卡盐湖; pinyin: Chákǎ Yánhú; Standard Tibetan: ཚྭ་ཁ་མཚོ་) is a salt lake in Ulan County, Haixi Prefecture, Qinghai, China.The name "Chaka" means "salt lake" in Tibetan.

The lake is famous for its crystal-blue water and reflective lake bed, and is popularly known as "Mirror of the Sky".



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I've been there when I was in Tibet, wat does the colored flags mean the Tibetans have next to the lake (not in the picture)?
 

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I've been there when I was in Tibet, wat does the colored flags mean the Tibetans have next to the lake (not in the picture)?
"A Tibetan prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along trails and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes. Prayer flags are believed to have originated with Bon. In Bon, shamanistic Bonpo used primary-colored plain flags in Tibet."
 
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