Many rivers and lakes are densely distributed in Qinghai. The name ‘Qinghai’ comes from the largest inland saltwater lake ‘Qinghai Lake’ in the province, which suprisingly sources Yangtze River, Yellow River, Lancang River, Zhalin Lake and son on. As Yangtze River, Yellow River, and Lancang River breed millions of life, Qinghai is crowned with titles like ‘China’s Water Tower’ or ‘Sanjiangyuan’(headwaters of three major rivers).Yangtze River originates from the southwest side of Guerra Danon of Dangla Mountains on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the so-called World’s Roof. The Yangtze River is about 6,300 km long, and it is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world. The icy peaks and glaciers, vast grassland and blue sky, all make the source of Yangtze River picturesque and enchanting. Situated at the Qinghai’s central region, the source of Yellow River is guarded by the Kunlun and Bayan Har mountain ranges, as the bogs and basins form Xingxiu Sea that derive into Yellow River source. Qinghai Lake is an teardrop of ancient sea that survives the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau’s rise, lying still on the grassland with Sun and Moon Mountain and Datong Mountain by its side. It is the largest inland saltwater lake with average 15℃ in the day, perfect summer resort.
The rivers and lakes fill Qinghai with great vigor and dynamics, making Qinghai even more beautiful in spite of its coldness and high altitude.