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About Golmud

Located in west-central Qinghai Province in the heart of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Golmud comprises two non-contiguous regions, one in the south-central Qaidam Basin and the other in the Tanggula Mountains. The urban area lies in the alluvial plain of the Golmud River in the south-central Qaidam Basin. At an average elevation of 2,780 meters, the area has a high plain, continental climate. Golmud is rich in tourism resources. Unique natural scenery awaits visitors at the headwaters of the Yangtze River, Wanzhang Salt Bridge, Xueshan (“Snow Mountain”) Glaciers (雪山冰川), Kunlun snowscape, sunrise at Han Sea, and desert forest. Famous sites include Yuzhu (“Jade Bead”) Peak, Kunlun Mountain National Park, and the Qarhan Salt Lake.

Popular Attractions in Golmud

Water Yadan Geopark
426 Reviews
Geological Sites
The Water Yadan Geopark, located in the hinderland of Qaidam Basin, Haixi Prefecture, is a park featuring the Yadan landform. It was formed by the rising lake—Ginel—that gradually inundated the northern margin of the Yadan group, just like a vast ocean in the endless desert out of nowhere. Wind-eroded sandstones in different shapes and clear water are set against each other. With the sun shining on them, the pillars and their reflections appear to have risen to the midair, like magic castles suspended in the sky.
Chaerhan Salt Lake
263 Reviews
Located in Golmud City, Qinghai Province, the inland Chaerhan Salt Lake is huge and well known across the world. Qinghai-Tibet Railway runs through the lake. The lands around the lake are flat, with boundless desert and exotic landscape. On a clear day, the vast mirror-like lake reflects shimmering silver lights with steaming. It is like a green ocean.
Kunlun Mountain Pass
211 Reviews
Standing at Kunlun Mountain Pass, enjoy the beautiful landscape of East Kunlun and West Kunlun. Looking to the east, Yuxu Peak stands out from mountains amid the tranquil snowfield, creating the unique landscape of an ice world. There are some plum blossoms, pearlwort and other wild plants in plateau permafrost, rarely seen elsewhere.
Kunlun Park
61 Reviews
City Park

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Trip Moments

Kunlun, the fairyland, the NODE planet on the next beach, explore the new life of the universe I believe many people often think, there are other planets besides the earth, there are other alien life. Oh, of course, this is also a problem that countless scientists are exploring. They found water on Mars and showed signs of life on a certain planet... They have been waiting for news reports, but why not start on their own and come to a strange planet. "Let's explore for yourself?" ! The NODE planet appeared on the next-door beach under the Kunlun Mountains. This planet, which only appeared for five days and four nights, was found by more than 1,000 people who were lucky, and felt the charm of this planet. Here, you can let go of yourself and don't worry about anything. Even if you don't know how to dress, no one will point you at you, wearing a T-shirt with short sleeves. It may already be the most heterogeneous one. Because of environmental factors, the ultraviolet rays here are very strong. On the planet that is in close contact with the sun, you must still do a good job of sun protection. Otherwise, it will be the same as me. Inevitably. You can experience the game on the NODE planet. Its not too cool to open an all-terrain vehicle in the Gobi Desert. You dont have to worry about your technology being bad. You will bump into the road and you will come over. The photo is required, of course, because my mount is so cool. Under such a yellowish Gobi Desert, you must wear it brightly, and if you are too lazy to wear sunscreen, it is recommended to wear long sleeves, at least physical anti-sun - red logo embroidery T-shirt CLUB XXHH black red strip sport trousers CLUB XXHH fish jump gantry Li Ning white cap Pannabai aviator sunglasses The color of two similar colors will make people stand out in the entire Gobi Desert. The punching photos will also form a focus. It will not be a mediocre tourist photo. Oh, wear a reminder: In a hot environment, the dark will It's easier to release heat than light-colored clothes, it doesn't make people feel hot~
Posted: Sep 10, 2019