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Best Places to Visit in Xining

Xining is a beautiful city and major tourist destination in China. TopChinaTravel would like to introduce some of the Best Places to visit in Xining for you. Then, where to visit in Xining? Come with us, you will not miss any top attraction of this city. You can visit the so well-known Qinghai Lake,  you will be impressed by the dignified temples, grassland, etc.

Qinghai Lake

Qinghai Lake is the largest saline lake and also inland lake in China. Qinghai Lake is reputed as " "fairyland" or “Green Lake” as the marvelous and natural beauty of it. Qinghai Lake, is also is an important place in history, as it has been the traditional meeting place between Mongolian and Tibetan societies.

It is the most comfortable time to visit Qinghai Lake in September and August. The rape flowers are in full blossom. And there is a cycling race around the lake held each year. Each year from April to May is the best time to visit the Bird Island, thought the grassland around the lake is not green at this period.


Dongguan Mosque

Dongguan Mosque is one of the largest mosques in northwest China with a history more than 600 years. The architecture of Dongugan mosque combines traditional Chinese style and the local features. The great mosque features a magnificent Islamic architecture with towers, walls and a temple-like main service hall.
Dongguan mosque is not only for Muslims religious activities. Now this mosque serves as an educational center and institution of higher learning for Islamism, and also is the leading mosque in Qinghai.


Taer Monastery

Taer Monastery is one of the activity centers of Tibetan Buddhism in northwest China. It is well-known both in China and Southeast Asia. It has high religious status.

Barbola, murals and Butter sculptureare are the “Three Arts in Taer Monastery”. In addition, it boasts rich Buddhist treasured classics and history, literature, philosophy, medicine, legislation and other aspects of academic monographs. Buddhist activity "Four Dharma Assemblies” is held annually in Taer Monastery. Taer Mosque is one of the six major monasteries of Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is also one of the premier attractions in Qinghai Province and the national key cultural relic protection units.


Sun & Moon Mountain

Sun & Moon Mountain is a natural boundary of the Loess Plateau and Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. It is also the boundary of the inland lakes and outflow lakes, agricultural area and pasturing area in Qinghai Province. With average altitude of 4000 m or so, the mountain is the only way being passed to Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

At the ghat of the mountain, there is a stone tablet carved the name of Sun & Moon Mountain. On the top, there are Sun Pavilion and Moon Pavilion. Standing on the summit, and looking far, you will find Qinghai Lake at the west side.


Gold and Silver Grassland

Gold and Silver Grassland is a place with a carpet of green grass. Here, the blue sky, the flowing cloud, green grass, leisurely flock of sheep or goats, flying and singing birds give tourists a poetic and picturesque feeling. This tourism area has vast and beautiful grassland, enthusiastic and romantic herdsman, quite and bleak snow plateau, and ruins of Xihai County which has 2000 years history - Triangle City. The Golden Beach is a wonderful place letting a person producing a variety of suspense. The golden season to travel here is on July, August and September; while during these months, the flowers are in full bloom and the birds is flying, especially the lark birds are singing, beautiful and charming.


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