Lalu Wetlands National Nature Reserve
Lalu Wetlands National Nature Reserve, also known as Lhasa Wetlands Nature Preserve, comprises 625 hectares (1,540 acres) of protected wetlands in the centre of Lhasa. The wetlands are completely surrounded by Lhasa, and represent the largest urban park in the world. The international importance of this reserve is recognized by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands.
Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet, 100km southeast of Lhasa. The lake, which is over 72km long, is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and fed by many small streams. According to local mythology, the lake represents the transformation of a goddess.
Namtso (Heavenly) Lake is a mountain lake over 100km northwest of Lhasa. At 4,718 meters above sea level, it is one of the highest lakes in the world. Namtso is one of Tibet's three holy lakes, with an area of 1,920 square kilometres.