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About Delingha

Delingha City was founded in 1988. The city is the capital of the Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. It is home to 19 ethnicities including Mongolian, Tibetan, Hui, Salar, Tujia, and Han. Mongolians are the main ethnic minority in the area. The area is rich in seafood such as grass carp, common carp, crabs, and shrimp. Tourist attractions in the region include Baishu Mountain, Heishi Mountain Dam (黑石山水库), the “alien ruins,” the Huaitou Tala Cliff Paintings (怀头他拉岩画), and Dalian Lake (褡裢湖).

Popular Attractions in Delingha

Kelukehu Tourism Area
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Alien Ruins
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Historical Site
With a UFO mark, Alien Ruins is located around a cave on Baigong Mountain in the east of Tuosu Lake. Some iron pipes and iron piece-like objects are scattered outside the cave. In the cave, iron pipes of different diameters penetrate into the mountain and are tightly integrated with rocks, just like the pipes inserted into the rocks. The pipes are rusty brownish red. There are also a variety of strange-shaped stones outside the cave, all standing, some even standing in the lake next to the cave. A string of mysterious symbols and unanswered letters are on the rocky layers of the sandstone.
Bayin River
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Tuosu Lake
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Trip Moments

From Delingha, more than 100 kilometers south, you can reach the golden sea of half of the desert. According to legend, when Genghis Khan led the soldiers through this place, the golden urn that was left was turned into a golden sea. There is also a legend that a pair of golden sheep came down from the yak mountain. Drinking water at the lake and taste the sweetness of the water, they would not return to the mountain and enter the lake. In the middle, it is said that the lake is a gold sea. The west side, the northwest side and the east side of the gold sea are surrounded by sand hills. The sand is so delicate, and the people can't help but barefoot, and they have more intimate contact. On the southeast side of the sea alone, there are tall reeds and nearly 100 meters of grass belts, attracting birds, cattle and sheep for food, play, and rest. There is no fish in the water until clear. Since the gold sea is made up of a sweet spring, the water is extremely clear, no fish are found in the shallow water, and some are small conch and small shells. In fact, there are fish in the depths of the sea. Archaeological Discovery The eastern side of the Gold Sea is a cultural accumulation layer of the Bronze Age. There are stoneware and Nomuhong culture sand-filled brown pottery fragments; it shows that the sea has a long history of formation. In the Gobi Desert, there is such a pool of sweet spring water that nourishes the surrounding herders and nourishes all the creatures on this land.
Posted: Jan 3, 2019
The Qaidam Basin in the western part of Qinghai knew that it was the cornucopia of the motherland when I was in elementary school. Because it is rich in minerals, there are salt lake swamps, oil and coal, but this is not my concern. My concern is Yadan in the eastern part of the Qaidam Basin. From the city of Delingha, where the state capital of Haixi Prefecture in Qinghai is located, drive about 65 kilometers, which is the Yadan in the eastern part of Qaidam. This piece of Gobi is a no-man's land. There are sometimes no cell phone signals along the way. The scenery on the road is basically like this: blue sky and white clouds, the sun is shining, and the silence is silent. Occasionally, the shuttle tree with the sparse pull is accompanied. As we traveled deeper into the no-man's land, even the Haloxylon tree became scarce. The first time I came to the no man's land, I came to the Gobi Desert for the first time and had a strong desire to explore the magical nature. It took more than an hour to walk on the Gobi, which was the Yadan tribe camp for this stay. Accommodation in no man's land is a big problem, the first consideration is safety. The temperature difference in the no-man's land is very large, close to 30 degrees at noon, and close to 0 degrees at night, and there are often wild haunts. It is said that wolves are often seen. Living in the RV on the camp is the most comfortable and safe way. A car can accommodate four people, starry night, bonfire, even a little extravagant, but also eat lamb "big meal." The Yadan landform is common in the northwestern part of China. It was first discovered in Xinjiang, but the largest area is in Qaidam, Qinghai.
Posted: Dec 24, 2018
Posted: Dec 24, 2018