Landscape around the turquoise Lake Yamdrok Yutso, Tibet
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Yamdrok Yutso ཡར་འབྲོག་གཡུ་མཚོ་ yar 'brog g.yu mtsho
The sacred lake of Yamdrok Yutso (4408 m) is revered as a talisman, supporting the life-spirit of the Tibetan nation. It is said that should its waters dry, Tibet will no longer be habitable. By far the largest lake in South Tibet ( 754 sq km ), the pincer-shaped Yamdrok Yutso has nine islands, one of which houses a monastery and a Padmasambhava stone footprint. Within its hook-shaped western peninsula, there is another entire lake, Dremtso and beyond its southeast extremity yet another, named Pagyutso.