Melissa C

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Asia > China > Chaka Salt Lake > Useful Info
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 Useful Info

General Tips for visiting Chaka Salt Lake

  • Opening hour: 7:00-16:30. You need 3-4hours max
  • Admission: 70rmb (Half price with student card!)
  • Do not visit if it's been raining, the salt will melt and will be muddy
  • Do not step onto the black holes you see in the salt lake, the darker they are the more dangerous they are
  • You can walk bare foot, but better to bring flipflops as some salt ground could be harsh
  • Bring your own food, most restaurants you find are very expensive, food will be spicy
  • Bring sunglasses!
  • Wear bright coloured clothes for photos ;)
  • If you are visiting in winter, don't choose the Tibetan tent by the lake as accommodation, will be very cold at night even with electronic heating blanket, better to stay at hotels
  • Outside the Xining train station, do not let the individuals lure you in with low priced tours


See my instruction for getting from Xijing to the salt lake here!