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About Xining

Xining is the provincial capital of Qinghai. This is usually the first stop for many travelers en route to visit the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. This high-altitude city is home to all kinds of cultures and their respective treasures. Dongguan Mosque in downtown Xining faithfully reflects the religious beliefs of the Muslim people. Kumbum Monastery on the outskirts of the city is an important Tibetan Buddhist temple. When departing from Xining you can take a day or two to experience the wonder and charm of Qinghai Lake—the highest salt lake in the world and largest lake in China. The local delicacies of Xining are all very inviting and worth tasting, particularly the mutton spareribs and local yogurt. The city’s climate is temperate, cool and comfortable. It is an excellent place to escape the stifling heat of summer in the lowlands.

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Kumbum Monastery
4.5/5
11,340 Reviews
Temple
Kumbum Monastery (also called Ta'er Temple) is a Tibetan gompa with more than 400 years of history. Located in Xining's Huangzhong County, it belongs to the Gelug (or Yellow) School of Tibetan Buddhism. Kumbum Monastery has a number of ancient buildings including the main hall, Scripture Hall, Buddha Pagoda, and academy. At the center of the monastery complex, visitors will find the Dajinwa (Great Golden Tile) Temple. According to legend, this temple was erected on the site where Je Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelug School, was born. A visit to Kumbum is not complete without taking the time to see and appreciate the butter sculptures, the murals, and the elaborate embroidery. The entire temple complex is full of magnificent buildings and rich treasures. However, the true charm of the complex lies in its holy atmosphere. It is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Xining.
Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Wild Zoo
4.5/5
975 Reviews
Zoo
The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Wildlife Park is located in Xishan, Xining. It is a beautiful zoo with some special animals such as snow leopards and desert cats. It is not easy to see in other cities. The size of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Safari Park is not large. There are mainly beasts and aboriginal areas, such as the Beasts Reserve Area, and the Aquarium. The famous beasts are scattered areas. Currently, the plank road is built. Visitors can watch the beasts on the plank road.
Dongguan Mosque
4.5/5
1,146 Reviews
Mosque
The Dongguan Mosque of the Qing Dynasty is a large-scale, well-maintained ancient building in Xining, an Islamic temple in Qinghai Province. The majestic architecture of the mosque merges Chinese, Tibetan and Islamic styles and is a famous destination for tourists in the city. Every day, many believers worship and pray here, the scale is grand, but the scene is very devout and quiet, with a strong religious environment, very shocking. When night falls, the green light will be lit outside the mosque, and the entire mosque looks beautiful and fantastic.
Riyue Mountains (Sun and Moon Mountains)
4.1/5
746 Reviews
Mountain
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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