Xining

Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province, is an ancient highland city with a history of 2,100 years. In ancient China, Xining was a thoroughfare on the Silk Road and an important town linking the Central China Plain with the western border areas. Xining City covers an area of 7,472 sq km and has a population of almost 2 million people, including Han, Mongolian, Hui, Tibetan and Tu ethnic groups.

With an average elevation of 2,295 m, Xining is surrounded by undulating mountains. The average temperature of the year is about 6.1 ∑C. And with cool wind in the summer,
Xining is an ideal summer destination. It also has many places of historical and cultural significance, such as the Beichan Temple, Great Dongguan Mosque, Former Residence of Ma Bufang and the Kumbum Monastery. From Xining, tourists can also visit important tourist attractions such as Qinghai Lake.

Transportation and Travel Services

Xining

Useful Telephone Numbers and Websites

Website of Xining Tourism Bureau: www.xnly.gov.cn/Zx/ (Chinese)

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