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Lying in the eastern part of Qinghai-Tibet plateau, Xining is one of the major gateways to the Tibetan Plateau. Xining is an ancient highland city on the Yellow River which offers many scenic spots, historical sites as well as minority flavors of Hui people, Tibetan people and Mongolian, Manchu people.

Xining has cool summer and pleasant autumn, explore the famed Qinghai Lake and see the flocks of different birds there; never miss these sites like Ta’er Monastery(Tibetan), Beichan Temple as well as Dongguan Mosque.
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Xining, with a history of 2,100 years, was once an important stop on the ancient Silk Road. Explore its former greatness in a 1-day Xining trip with some typical historical sites, including the Ta'er Monastery and Qinghai Provincial Museum.

This 3-day Xining tour presents the natural and historical attractions in a deeper way, from picturesque scenery of Qinghai Lake & Bird Island, to historical Ta'er Monastery.

Xining Attractions More

  • Dongguan Mosque
    Dongguan Mosque

    First built in 1379, the Dongguan Mosque is located at Dongguan Street, and it was rebuilt in 1946. Since the founding of new China in 1949, the mos ...

  • Qinghai Lake and Bird Islands
    Qinghai Lake and Bird Islands

    Located 150 km west of Xining, Qinghai Lake is the largest lake in China. It is a salt lake at 3,205 m (10,515 feet) above sea level in a depression ...

  • Ta'er Monastery
    Ta'er Monastery

    Located 28km southwest of Xining city, Ta'er Monastery is one the six great lamaseries of the Yellow Hat Sect (Gelugpa) of Tibetan Buddhism. Also ca ...

  • Qinghai Provincial Museum
    Qinghai Provincial Museum

    Qinghai Provincial Museum is a national AAAA tourist attraction. Located in 58 Xiguan Street, Chengxi district in Xining City, the museum is a human ...

  • Tibet Medicine Culture Museum
    Tibet Medicine Culture Museum

    The Tibet Medicine Culture Museum is located in the center of Qinghai scientific and technological industry park. With the profound ideology and mea ...

  • Qinghai Folk Art Museum
    Qinghai Folk Art Museum

    Locate in the 13th Weimin alley, Qinghai Folk Art Museum, also called the “MaBuFang residence”, is the most complete construction of the Republica ...

  • Riyue Mountain
    Riyue Mountain

    Being part of the Qilian Mountain Range, Riyue Mountain is located in the west of Huangyuan County, Qinghai Province. Riyue Mountain was the only ro ...

Xining | Food & Restaurants More

Strongly influenced by the Islamic culture and other ethic groups, Xining has a unique culinary style which is very different from those in East China. Wheat is still the staple food for the local people. They love noodles, mutton and beef. The best place to try the local food is at Mojiajie Street, where hundreds of food stands serve all kinds for tasty local flavors and snacks. Don't forget to try the Muslim yogurt, it is very delicious and healthy food.A unique feature of snacks in Xining is that they are given names after the surname of their initi ... More

Xining | Weather & Climate More

Xining is situated in the east part of Qinghai at the upper reaches of Huangshui River (a tributary of Yellow River). The average altitude is about 2275 meters above sea level. It has a continental climate with highland features. It is usually dry and sunny with very limited rainfall. The average annual temperature is about 6 degree Celsius. In the coldest month the temperature may drop to -9 degree Celsius, and in the summer it is always less ... More

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Xining Travel Tips More

Best travel time XiningAbout 2275 meters above sea level, Xining has a continental climate with rich sunshine and limited rainfall. The average annual temperature is about 6 degree Celsius. In the coldest month the temperature may drop to -9 degree Celsius, and in the summer it is always less than 20 degree Celsius, a perfect place to escape the heat waves in the plain areas.The best time to travel Xining is from May to September and don’t forget to prepare high factor sun block.Xining Safety TipsTake some warm clothes even you plan a summer tours to ... More

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