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Riyue Mountains (Sun and Moon Mountains)

951 Reviews
Ranked No. 1 in Huangyuan Can't Miss Attractions
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Closed Today Open from 7:00am-7:30pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-3 hours
Address: 40 km southwest of Wuyuan County, Xining City
Phone: 0971-6320782 0971-2430006

What travelers say:

Riyue Mountain Since ancient times, it is the Silk Road Qinghai Road, Tang Dynasty ancient road, tea and horse ancient road through the pass, in 641, Tang Dynasty Princess Wencheng to the west Tubo and Zanpusong Zanganbu and affinity, through Chiling Jiamusa village, the legendary Princess Wencheng stood at the pass, resolutely cast down the sun and moon treasure mirror, "The mission of reconciliation is to travel westward, and Chiling is called Sun Moon Mountain."

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The famous Riyue Mountains is between Xiningi City and Qinghai Lake. There is a time-honored beautiful story: when Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty entered Tibet, she broke her beloved stone mirror here. The stone mirror was divided into two parts, the sun and the moon, which later became this Riyue Mountains (Sun and Moon Mountains) Today, on both sides of the Riyue Mountains, there is a small mountain peak, and two landmark buildings, Ri Pavilion and Yue Pavilion, are built on them.
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