Things to Do in Qinghai

Top Qinghai Attractions

Things to Do in Qinghai

Top Attractions in Qinghai

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What travelers are saying

  • KodoDrummer
    Yekaterinburg, Russia64,096 contributions
    Stunning and amazingly beautiful views in this very scenic and serene landscape of the Tibetan plateau. A very beautiful and peaceful lake. Lots of great photo ops.
    Written August 13, 2021
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  • KodoDrummer
    Yekaterinburg, Russia64,096 contributions
    The Danxia land-form in the Zhuo'er Mountain, Qilian County is an impressive work of art created over millions of years. This is an amazing part of the Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
    Written July 21, 2020
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  • KodoDrummer
    Yekaterinburg, Russia64,096 contributions
    Beautiful Qinghai-Tibetan flatlands, with sheep grazing, horses freely running and grazing on the highlands, Thousands of square miles of grasslands.
    Written May 26, 2021
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  • Joe
    Bangkok, Thailand3,179 contributions
    One of the largest salt lakes in China. This is quite a spectacular sight.  It's also known as mirror lake.

    The picture opportunities are superb with the endless lake and sky in front of you.

    You can get a small sightseeing train (50RMB) or you can walk around.

    You can also rent some rubber boots to walk into the salt lake (10RMB). This is a fun experience. 

    Located in Caka area a few hours outside of Xining.
    Written July 27, 2021
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  • Betty_voyager
    Sydney, Australia89 contributions
    We are into the arts and history, and really enjoyed this Museum. We encountered locals who traveled from their villages to view the Thanka as it has special meaning to them. Think we spent around 5 hours just looking around and marvelling at what the Tibetans has studied and documented. The Museum was free.
    If you walk around the back there is another entry to view the Thanka this was so beautiful I marvelled at it for hours and look loads of photos. I feel it such an important piece of work to the art world despite you being religious or not.
    As there is nothing around to eat, I was grateful we had some snacks to keep us going. Do pack some if you plan to spend a day here.
    Written January 6, 2019
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  • KodoDrummer
    Yekaterinburg, Russia64,096 contributions
    The pass was a place of fighting during the Second Sino-Japanese War, when it was intensely fought over. Control over the pass changed multiple times. Mountainous landscape is spectacular.
    Written July 18, 2020
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  • galinamf
    New York City, NY124 contributions
    Very beautiful and large Buddhism temple. Highly recommend visiting. Beautiful view of the statue in front of the entrance with the entire monastery complex on the background.
    Written May 10, 2020
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  • junglr
    Milan, Italy74 contributions
    you can reach it esaly by car from Yushu and enjoy the landscpe from the hill. The temple is small but with nice colors but the best is inside in the dark lighted up by candles if you see the prayers and feel their devotion
    Written October 12, 2018
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  • Travelgirrl
    Shenzhen, China2 contributions
    It was our first stop on our Silk Road tour. Just landed and headed straight to the beautiful Monastery. It is one of the six great Monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism. The place was clean and wasn’t very crowded. It was a wonderful visit.
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • KodoDrummer
    Yekaterinburg, Russia64,096 contributions
    This is a small portion of the over 3,000 kilometre Kunlun mountain range. One of the famous attractions is the Kunlun Pass.
    Written July 17, 2020
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  • KodoDrummer
    Yekaterinburg, Russia64,096 contributions
    A barren sand island built up of sand and chemical activity over centuries. Not as interesting as Qinghai Lake.
    Written July 27, 2020
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  • KodoDrummer
    Yekaterinburg, Russia64,096 contributions
    Very serene area with great majestic views. Locals are very friendly and hospitable. Life here has changed little over the past few centuries, other than due to the impact of lots of tourists.
    Written August 13, 2021
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  • 2travellers
    2 contributions
    Already the bus ride from Xining to the Nation Park is spectacular. I took the public bus from Xining to Guide for 22 Yuan. The busses to Guide leave from a little bus station next to Nanshan mountain. It was a confortable and easy ride and there was no problem to get off directly at the park entrance. The park itself is really spectacular!! It doesn't cover a very big area, but the landscape is truly picturesque!! You can even enter a bit into some of the canons. Make sure to take water with you.

    The way back to Xining was a little bit more complicated, as the public bus from Guide was full and did not stop at the park entrance. Best is to go to Guide (by public bus as well or maybe someone gives you a lift) and take the bus to Xining directly at Guide Bus Station. About every 20 to 30 minutes leaves there a bus to Xining. Even the ride to Guide is really worth to do it, because the road follows some km along the Huang He River and it is a spectacular landscape.
    Written November 4, 2019
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  • KodoDrummer
    Yekaterinburg, Russia64,096 contributions
    Most fields in the area are used to grow Menyuan rape flowers, with a few used to grow lavender and other plant life. The scenery is enhanced by the mountainous backdrop.
    Written July 19, 2020
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  • Frixme
    Shanghai, China112 contributions
    (Zha)Khanbula National Geo Park is a fantastic place, 90 minutes away from Xining. The highways and the G-road make the drive easy all the way to the park entrance.

    We were surprised not to have to pay the entrance fee (50 RMB) as they are rebuilding both the roads and the parking areas.

    The pros
    - amazing landscape
    - interesting blend of Tibetan culture and desertic landscapes
    - few people
    - you can drive your own car all the way long from East/North exit to West exit.

    The cons
    - many parking areas are closed; it's dangerous to stop the car to take pictures
    - a huge statue is under construction in the middle of the landscape, this is an absolute shame
    - the dame is pretty much destroying the eastern part of the landscape

    Overall, a beautiful experience. For photos and drone flights, early morning until mid-afternoon is the best time.
    Written October 10, 2021
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