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Xining tour Qinghai travel China trip
Xining travel Qinghai tour China trip

As the capital city of Qinghai Province , Xining is the provincial center of politics, economy, culture, education, technology, transportation and commerce. Xining lies in the eastern part of Qinghai-Tibet plateau, and the upper reaches of Shuang Shui River . The average altitude of the urban area is 2275 meters. It is not very cold in winter and not very hot in summer, belonging to the typical mainland plateau climate. The average annual temperature is 7.7 centigrade, and the annual rainfall is 425 millimeter. Xining has a history of over 2100 years. It is composed of four districts (East, West, South & North), three counties (Da Tong, Huang Zhong, Huang Yuan), one Economic &Tech Development Zone which is under construction, and one Cheng Nan New District. With a total area of 7,665 square kilometers, it has a total population of 2.1 million and an urban coverage of 350 square kilometers and 1.03 million urban populations. Xining is a multinational and multi-religion city, consisting of 36 nationalities such as Han, Hui, Tu, Tibetan, Mongolian, Manchu and Salar etc, which constitute 25% of the total population. Xining is the only city whose population exceeds one million.


To the South of Tang Fan ancient road and ancient Silk Road , Xining locates at a conjunct place that combines loessial plateau and Qing Hai- Tibetan plateau, agricultural area and pasturing area, Han culture and Tibetan culture. It is a necessary road between East and West in ancient times. Xining has unique and beautiful scenery and many places of interests. Within 2 hours of driving, there is famous Buddhism resort ¡°Taier Lamasery¡± where hold plenty of precious relics and good editions of Tibetan scriptures, and ¡°Three precious Arts ¡± as butter flowers, mural and barbola. And there are worldwide famous Qinghai Lake , Bird Island , Ri Yue Mountain, Jin Yin Tan plain and mysterious Atom City , besides there are beautiful scenery like State-level Forestry Garden ¡®Hu Zhu North Mountain Forestry Center', and Meng Da Heaven Pool. Xining becomes a summer resort of China for its unique and beautiful plateau scenery, splendid and centuries-old ¡®He Huang culture'.

Xining Travel attractions
Qinghai lake
Dongguan Mosque
Ta'er Monastery
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