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Top 9 Tibetan lakes' stories you must know (5)
09:31, January 22, 2010  



5. Mother of holy lakes- Mapham Yutso

Ali means "the end of the heaven" for Tibetans. It's 2,000 kilometers far away from Lhasa and is also called the roof of the world's roof.

According to Tripitaka, there is a four rivers' source at the foot of a snow mountain. This source refers to the Mapham Yutso, mother of holy lakes. "Mapham" means "invincible" in Tibetan.

Mapham Yuntso is 4,500 meters above the sea level. The deepest place is 77 meters and the perimeter of the lake is about 90 kilometers.

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