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About Haidong

Haidong is a prefectural-level city in Qinghai Province. Haidong (“East of the Sea”) is named for its location to the east of Qinghai Lake. The tourism in Haidong City is characterized by a nature-friendly culture and cultural sites, in which folk and religious culture play an important role. Here you will find the Mengda Nature Reserve, a kingdom of lush vegetation nicknamed the Xishuangbanna of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. You will also find the “emerald of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau,” the interactive Beishan (“North Mountain”) National Forest Park. There are also many archaeological sites of great research and archaeological value, including the prehistoric human remains of a natural calamity 4000 years ago at the Lajia site, and sites like the Liuwan Tombs, left behind by ancient peoples like the Majiayao and Xindian.

Popular Attractions in Haidong

Beishan National Forest Park
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Mengda Tianchi
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Mengda Tianchi is located in the eastern part of Mengda Township, Xunhua Salar Autonomous County. The mountains and valleys surround the alpine lake. The environment is beautiful, with plenty of greenery on all sides. Visitors can hike the mountain, take pictures of the beautiful scenery of the lake, and see a view that is rare in Northwestern China. It is a great travel destination when touring the Qinghai and Gannan areas.
Nadun Manor
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Trip Moments

For a long time, there is a misunderstanding of the Yellow River, thinking that the Yellow River water has always been turbid, not much to see the upper reaches of the Yellow River in Qinghai, the water is very clear. The Yellow River originates from the Bayan Kala Mountains in Qinghai Province and extends over 5,000 kilometers from Shandong to the sea. Xunhua County, Qinghai Province, is a Salar Autonomous County. This ethnic minority is known for its many snacks. Into the Salar family, is a traditional wooden house, a square courtyard, all kinds of snacks are exquisitely made, the color is attractive, and it feels completely inconspicuous with the roughness of the northwest region. The ingenious Salars have long discovered the peculiar beauty of the stones on the banks of the Yellow River. These stones have been further processed into a painting that has become a craft. The Yellow River Stone Art is the pride of the people of Xunhua, and built a Yellow River Stone Art Museum. The Yellow River flows through the river, the water flow is slow and clear, and the river has developed into a park. In the summer, the amount of water increases and the water is rushing. In winter, the river is cold and cold, and there are few tourists in the park. Only a group of sheep come to the river to drink water from time to time. From the source of the Yellow River to the Hekou Town of Tuoketuo, Inner Mongolia, this section is the upper reaches of the Yellow River. The water quality is generally relatively clean. We think that the sediment of the Yellow River mainly comes from the middle reaches, where there is the famous Hukou Waterfall.
Posted: Dec 23, 2018
The temple is located at Maougoukou, 21 km south of Ledu County, Haidong City, Qinghai Province. It was built in the 25th year of Ming Hongwu (1392) and is a Tibetan Buddhist Gelugpa monastery. This is the most complete and large-scale Ming Dynasty temple building in northwestern China. The reason why this temple was preserved for more than 600 years is that it has a lot to do with the Sanluo Lama Sandan Luos pursuit of helping the Ming government to settle Qinghai. In 1392, Zhu Yuanzhang sent troops to the northern part of Qinghai to trace the remnants of the Yuan soldiers. The local Tibetans also followed the chaos and formed a chaotic situation. The Three Luo Lama wrote and convinced by virtue, so that the Tibetan tribes returned to the Ming Dynasty. . This incident not only caused the Qinghai region to end the chaos caused by the change of the dynasty, but also made Zhu Yuanzhang realize the religious power represented by the Three Lama and his role and status in Qinghai. In 1393, the Three Luo Lama went to Nanjing to pay tribute and asked for the protection and name given to his temple. In fact, it was a small Buddhist temple at that time, because the monk of the temple, Sanluo, held the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang. The emperor gave a gold plaque entitled "" and ordered the granting of a temple. The four emperors of the early Ming Dynasty (Ming Taizu, Ming Chengzu, Ming Renzong, Ming Xuanzong) successively made seven passes, and sent eunuchs to craftsmen to build the temple in 36 years.
Posted: Dec 20, 2018