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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.
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