Sacred lake on plateau starts to thaw in Tibet

Sijinla Tso Lake in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, has started to thaw.

The lake, which is considered sacred by local Tibetan people, is located at about 4,500 meters above sea level.

In the Tibetan language, its name means "a sacred lake that has formidable force."

(All images via VCG)

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