PHOTOS The Lung of Lhasa: Lalu Wetland

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The Lung of Lhasa: Lalu Wetland

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13:54, June 16, 2020

Located on the northern outskirts of Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, the Lalu Wetland, known as the lung of Lhasa, is a national nature reserve with a total area of over 12 square kilometers. (Photos: People's Daily, compiled by Ye Qian)

In the Tibetan language, its name means large reed marshes. It is the largest urban wetland in China, with more than 90 percent of its landscape covered by swamp meadow.

There are more than 5,000 birds from over 20 species inhabiting the reserve all year round.

The temperate climate and abundant aquatic plants attract a large number of wild birds such as black-necked cranes, ruddy shelducks, bar-headed geese, brown-headed gulls, hoopoes and larks to migrate here for winter.

The temperate climate and abundant aquatic plants attract a large number of wild birds such as black-necked cranes, ruddy shelducks, bar-headed geese, brown-headed gulls, hoopoes and larks to migrate here for winter.

The temperate climate and abundant aquatic plants attract a large number of wild birds such as black-necked cranes, ruddy shelducks, bar-headed geese, brown-headed gulls, hoopoes and larks to migrate here for winter.

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