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About Huangyuan

Huangyuan County is under the administration of Xining and is located in western Xining in northeast Qinghai Province. Dan Gar Ancient City was built during the reign of the Ming dynasty Hongwu Emperor and was an important western Chinese economic hub and a militarily strategic city. Dan Gar is also an important religious site, named after the thangka, Tibetan Buddhist cloth paintings that hang in temples. Today's Dan Gar Ancient City is full of shops, it is prosperous and lively.

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Dange'er Ancient City
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Historic Town
The Dange'er Ancient City is located in Wuyuan County, about 40 kilometers west of Xining City. It has been thriving in the history of tea and horses. Because of its unique location, it has the title of “sea Tibetan throat”. Today, there are many shops in the Dange'er Ancient City, which are prosperous and lively. Many tourists who go to Qinghai Lake from Xining will visit when they pass by. The ancient city is small in size, with a Dange'er Street as the center, and the houses on the street are all brick-and-grey buildings in the northern town.
Riyue Mountains (Sun and Moon Mountains)
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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.
Huangyuan Gorge
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Huangyuan Gorge is located in the middle section of the Qinghai–Tibet Highway. The Huangshui River runs from the northwest to the southeast diagonally through the northern part of Huangyuan County, while a tributary of the Yaoshui River runs from the south to the north, where the two rivers divide Huangyuan Gorge into a narrow valley basin in the shape of the character "ding" (丁), forming the "three gorges" of Xishi Gorge, Bayan Gorge and ​​Yaoshui Gorge. Mountains line up on both sides of the Huangyuan Gorge. Characterized by dangerous terrain, it has been known as the "throat between Qinghai and Tibet" since the olden days.
Zanpu Linka
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88 Qingzang Rd, Huangyuan Xian, Xining Shi, Qinghai Sheng, China

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Riyue Mountain is located in the southwest of Wuyuan County, in the southeast of Qinghai Lake, 40km away from Wuyuan County, 100km away from Xining City Center, and the highest altitude is 4877m.

This scenic spot is generally just going through Qinghai Lake. If you are not interested in history, there is no need to buy tickets to go in.

Riyue Mountain is to buy tickets, adult 40 yuan, personally feel that the scenic spots on the mountain is not very necessary to enter, the Japanese pavilions and moon pavilions in the scenic area are antique buildings, not monuments. In the scenic area, there are also services such as riding yak, hiding clothes and taking photos, all of which need to be paid separately, and some buy souvenirs, but the price is not affordable.

Riyue Mountain has always been the throat of the mainland to Tibet. It was once the boundary between the Tang Dynasty and Tubo. According to legend, Emperor Taizong made Princess Wencheng marry Tubo to quell the war and accompany Bao Jing. When he arrived at Riyue Mountain, Princess Wencheng threw out the mirror and landed on two hills. The half of the east side faces the west, reflecting the afterglow of the setting sun. The half of the west side faces the east, according to the rising moon. Riyue Mountain is named after this.

Today, two pavilions, the Japanese Pavilion and the Moon Pavilion, were built on the Sun and Moon Hill to commemorate this magical legend. This is the Japanese pavilion. It is said that Princess Wencheng passed by this place.

Colorful prayers can be seen everywhere. The reason why it is called the scriptures is because these plaques are printed with Buddhist scriptures. In the eyes of those who believe in Tibetan Buddhism, the prayers that dance with the wind are swaying once, and they are constantly conveying to God. People's wishes, pray for the blessing of God.
Posted: Jan 4, 2019