Xining is located in the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and has excellent natural scenery. Some scenic spots are far away from the urban area, which requires driving, but the scenery on the road is also well worth experiencing.Urban average elevation of 2275 meters, the sun is strong. Summer is cool, the temperature is more than 20℃ below, is a natural summer place.In July and August, when many cities are burning, Xining is breezy and cool.The integration of many nationalities also makes the culture here rich and colorful.Known as the "Plateau Xishuangbanna" good name of the Meng Da Tianchi waterfall hanging, the pool water is clear, clear and blue sky color, the reflection of the peaks, with the wave micro.

Climate temperature

In July, there are large areas of rapeseed flowers blooming on the side of Qinghai Lake. The yellow sea of flowers and the endless blue lake provide excellent scenery. The lake is also the best camping place for tourists.

Small things not to be missed:

1. Go to Mojia Street and Shuijing Lane for local food

Go to The Temple of Tarr and find the solitude of your heart

Taste the most authentic beef and mutton, drink qinghai old yogurt

Matters needing attention in Tibetan areas:

  1. Eat dog meat, horse meat, donkey;
  2. When toasting or drinking tea, try your best to drink it. If you really can't drink it, try to explain to the other side how to understand it. The altitude of Xining is already too high to be drunk too high. Drink to oneself daily normal white wine capacity of two thirds is advisable;
  3. When offering hada to the Tibetan people, it should be hung around the neck with both hands or directly, and cannot be removed immediately.

Matters needing attention in Muslim areas:

Pig, dog, horse, mule and other non-ruminant animal meat and all animal blood, do not eat dead animals, prohibit smoking and drinking.

Travel Tips:

  1. Qinghai is located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. In summer, there is a large temperature difference between day and night.
  2. Due to the high altitude and strong UV rays, it is recommended to take physical or chemical sunscreen outdoors. If you use sunscreen, please regularly reapply it to avoid sunburn. Sunglasses should also be worn outdoors to prevent eye diseases caused by strong UV rays.
  3. Qinghai-tibet Plateau region is relatively dry climate, it is recommended to carry lipstick or moisturizer and other products, to avoid skin cracking.
  4. If you are worried about the lack of oxygen at the plateau, you can buy small bottles of oxygen at local drugstores after arriving in Xining. However, please strictly follow the usage. If the oxygen is severe or you have other uncomfortable reactions, please seek medical advice immediately. At the same time should also avoid strenuous exercise, so as not to cause serious altitude sickness.

Altitude sickness:

Xining, with an average altitude of 2,295 meters, is generally above 3,000 meters in principle and prone to altitude sickness, such as dizziness, systemic weakness and other symptoms. Mild high adverse symptoms will generally disappear with the body's adaptation one or two days after arriving at the destination.However, if the situation is not alleviated, in addition to taking some anti-altitude medication, you can cough loudly two times, beat your chest with your hand, do not be too alarmed, also do not talk loudly, activity. If your lips and nails are purple, you must take oxygen, because hypoxia is so severe that fainting can occur. This must be moved to a lower altitude as soon as possible and help can be provided.

Travel around

Qinghai is located in the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with excellent natural scenery. Some scenic spots are far away from the urban area, so you need to drive there, but the scenery on the road is also well worth experiencing.

Around Xining:

Qinghai Lake (1-2 days) is 144 km away from Xining, about 2 hours and 20 minutes' drive.With an area of 4,583 square kilometers, Qinghai Lake is vast and mysterious, a huge mirror endowed by nature to qinghai Plateau

The ripples on the clear blue lake seemed to whisper an old legend...

The Temple (half a day) is 28 kilometers away from Xining, about 30 minutes by car.Thar Temple is built on the hillside, consisting of numerous temples, sutras, pagodas, monks' homes, etc., with a rigorous layout and magnificent architecture

It is one of the six monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Qilian Mountain grassland (2 days) is 209 kilometers away from Xining, about 3 hours and 30 minutes' drive.Qilian Mountain steppe, it's representative of the famous Dama Ying steppe in the basin between Yanzhi Mountain and Qilian Mountain. During July and August of each year,

The Qilian Mountains, which connect with the grasslands, are still covered in snow, while the grasslands are vast in expanse, dotted with horses, cattle and sheep. The breeze

Come, can make the person produces return uncut jade to return true, be like the feeling that enters a dream.

Zahan road (half a day) is 78 kilometers away from Xining, driving about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Cambra National Geological Forest Park (1 day) is 109 km away from Xining, about 1 hour and 43 minutes' drive.

The Park and the Yellow River (1 day) are 69 kilometers away from Xining, about 1 hour and 15 minutes' drive.The German national Geopark is the developed ashgong Gorge colorful peak forest scenic area with seven different shapes of colors

Different danxia canyon composition.

Huzhu Beishan Forest Park (1 day) is 119 kilometers away from Xining, about 2 hours and 8 minutes by car.

If you have enough time, you can take a deep trip to Qinghai:

Chaka Salt Lake (train direct, about 4 hours), Emerald Lake, Kunlun Mountain, Hoh Xil no man's Land, Usut Water Ydan, South Eight Immortals devil City, Dongtai Jiner Lake, G315 National Road.

The scenic area is far from xining city, you can rent a car in Xining city or Golmud city to drive. At the same time, if you want to have a more in-depth travel experience in northwest China, you can take the Northwest Great Ring Line or Qinghai-Tibet Line to experience the beauty of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in an all-round way.