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Salt Water Pools or Saunas in China
Feb 22, 2006 01:10
  • BABYTIGER
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It is very relaxing to soak in salt water pools or saunas. You just can't submerged yourself in the pools/saunas if the salt density is the same as the Dead Sea. Are there such facilities in China? Maybe in Qinghai?
Feb 22, 2006 02:15
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Maybe Wocca can answer you. He visited Dead Sea of China.
Feb 22, 2006 07:44
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If you relax in Qinghai lake,you will submerge.

Feb 22, 2006 19:21
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hey, cali, u are cute~~
Do u know something about Qinghai Lake? Is it as big as sea?
Feb 22, 2006 19:32
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Yes!It is like a sea,and the largest salt lake of China:-)

I'd like to see it in July or August,all the cole flower were opened,can you image how wonderfu it is???!!!Amazing!!!

Feb 22, 2006 19:34
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The name 青海湖 is very interesting! Actually, the lakes original name is 青海, at that time "海" means "湖" or lake. Later people inappropriately put a "湖" after "青海", So, literally, Qinghai lake's Chinese name is "青湖湖" Isn't that confusing? :-)

Yes, it is one of the biggest salt water lake, it is stunningly beautiful...
Feb 22, 2006 19:48
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Does 海子 means lake in Mongolian? Maybe that's why they call Qinghai Lake 海
Feb 22, 2006 19:56
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Maybe when persons saw it first,the can't see the end,so they thought it would be a sea,called 青海!But finally,it is a lake,so add 湖 at the end of lake!

Yes,May,you are right!Mongolian called it 海子 or 淖尔。
Feb 22, 2006 20:09
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Well, May & Calif, that's interesting to get deeper inside...

I guess, in remote ancient times, the coverage and population were very small and limited. Largely on the piece of land we call "中原" - that's around Henan Province, right? People then never saw real sea or ocean, so when they found so big land covered by water, they called "海", similarly, many inland lakes got the name of **海. Later, the coverage of China got extended year by year, people started to find some water area really, really big, much bigger than "海", they were so excited then that they can not find a proper name to describe it. So, they borrowed/ or bobbed "海" which meant "lake or 湖" to describe SEA, and later, invented another word "湖" to describe the inland lakes which was nothing compared with real Sea, but taken so big before they saw real SEA.

This must be a great leap forward at that time, people first started to know, if something is big, there must be something bigger..., and probably never say anything is "the biggest"...
Feb 22, 2006 20:15
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Haha,Rita,

Great!!!

Persons see farther and farther......
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