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Xining Travel Guide

Xining, located at east part of Qinghai Province and in Huangshui River valley, is the capital of Qinghai Province and important central city in China’s northwest region. It is the political, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, traffic and communication center of Qinghai Province. The city is also the must pass from inland China to the Southern Silk Road and Tangbo Passageway in the ancient times. Xining has a long history and is a part of Chinese Yellow River valley culture. According to archaeological discoveries, human beings lived on this land as early as 4,000 – 5,000 years ago. During Shang, Zhou, Qin and Han dynasties, Hehuang area is the main habitation of ancient Qiang nationality.

The splendid history and culture, unique natural resources and colorful folk customs make Xining a sparkling pearl on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It has gradually become a sought-after tourist destination. Xining is home to the picturesque Qinghai Lake, the most famed Xining tourist attraction. The lake is the largest inland lake and salt water lake in China. Xining also is a good place to know Tibetan Buddhism. Speaking of this, Ta’er Monastery and Dongguan Mosque can not be missed. Tourists will feel thick religious atmosphere and be moved by the piety of the followers.

As Xining is also known as the Summer Resort Capital of China because of its cool summers with an average temperature of 17 – 19℃. If you happen to visit China in summer, Xining would be a great choice. Besides, the transportation is very convenient with flights between Xining Caojiabao International Airport and domestic cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Dunhuang, Urumqi and Lhasa as well as trains to cities like Lanzhou, Tibet, Urumqi, Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian.