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Riyue Mountains (Sun and Moon Mountains)
Huangyuan Top 1 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.2/5
827 Reviews
Mountain
Liked by 10
Open Open from 1/1-12/31,8:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: 40 km southwest of Wuyuan County, Xining City
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Phone: 0971-6320782 0971-2430006

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Perfect spot for sunset...... With breezes blowing from qinghai sea... Blue sea.... Sun and moon mountain...

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  • iristaletta
    iristaletta
    Beijing
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    Super nice!

    We had a two days roadtrip from Xining to Qingahai Lake and Chaka Salt Lake and made a stop here on the way. It is a beautiful place to take photos. We stopped here for 40 min.

    Reviewed on /Date(1505571763000+0800)/
  • Christopher B
    Christopher B
    Suzhou, China
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    Stopover on way back to Xining

    A short stop on the way back to Xining from a tour of Qinghai Lake, Riyue Shan was a short climb to a viewpoint over the surrounding grasslands. Not as spectacular as some of the other places we visit...

    Reviewed on /Date(1482281867000+0800)/
  • Wilf40
    Wilf40
    Dusseldorf/Germany
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    ANOTHER GOT TO SEE WHEN IN XINING

    You will pass by the RiYue Shan area and its pavillions on your way to Qinghai Hu (lake) and it's well worth a break to experience the altitude of some 3.520 m. You'll find some souvenir shops and may...

    Reviewed on /Date(1424334117000+0800)/
  • Shanghyper
    Shanghyper
    Shanghai, China
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    A Great Place to Stop

    As you travel from the southern shore of Qinghai Lake to Xining, I recommend stopping at Sun Moon Mountain (Ri Yue Shan) for a visit. It's very easy to get to and is clearly marked off of the G-109 H...

    Reviewed on /Date(1411371294000+0800)/
  • paulettea_13
    paulettea_13
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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    We had a white out

    When we reached Sun Moon Lake we found we had an almost total white out and could not see much. On the occasions we did get a view we thought it OK but nothing special or of outstanding beauty. Defini...

    Reviewed on /Date(1410639155000+0800)/

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Introduction

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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