Qinghaihu National Park
Qinghaihu National Park (青海湖 国家公园) is in Qinghai province.
Qinghai Lake in the northeast part of the province is the largest inland saltwater lake in China. The 0.8 sq-km Bird Islet is a paradise for more than 100,000 migratory birds, including bar-headed geese, brown-headed gulls, swans, and wild ducks. May through October is the best time for bird-watching.
Flora and fauna
In Qinghai's capital, Xining, it's hard not to wind up at the lake. Touts shout "Qinghai Hu! Qinghai Hu!" at both the bus and train stations, while it seems that very taxi driver in town will try to turn a three-kilometer journey into an overnight excursion to the lake. Be careful, and bargain hard.
There are three main ways to get to the lake: