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A Brief Introduction to Tourism in Qinghai





Qinghai is located in the northwest of China and it is praised as “the roof of the world”, which it is named after the Qinghai Lake-- China’s greatest inland salt water lake. With the total area of 720,000 square kilometer, which makes up 1/13 of China's land area, Qinghai’s total population is 5.78 million. It is the resources of the Yellow River, Yangtze River and Lancangjiang River (the Mekong River). Meanwhile, the world-renowned Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Qinghai-Tibet Road, the south route of Silk Road, Tang-Tibet Ancient Road as well as Marco Polo Line all go through their way over here.



Affected by the altitude and latitude, Qinghai Province is a typical plateau continental climate, with cool summer and the average temperature at 12 -27 ℃ or so. Summer is the golden season to travel to Qinghai. Qinghai is a transportation hub on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Civil aviation, railways, high-speed rail, highway and other traffic conditions continually improved. Qinghai-Tibet railway was well run through, the urban infrastructure functions were continuously strengthen, it is average less than three hours from other capital cities to Qinghai.



Qinghai is a multi-ethnic province. The minority population makes up 46.4%, including Tibetan, Hui, Tu, Salar and Mongolian, who have been living here for centuries. Besides the Salar nationality and the Tu nationality only live in Qinghai. Tibetan Buddhism culture and Islamic culture both have a long and well-established history. It is also a cultures intersecting place where diversified cultures joins together; not only the Yangtze River culture, Yellow River culture, but also Indian civilization, Islamic civilization along with some ancient Greek culture and ancient Roman culture all originated there.


Qinghai now has 11 world-class scenic spots, 52 national-levels as well as hundreds of provincial-level scenic spots; more than 400 tourism resources have developing prospects, quite a lot of them can be described as China’s and even the world’s greatest. The most representative landscapes such as Qinghai Lake, Three River Source Region, Qilian Mountain Grassland, Clear Yellow River, the Kunlun Mountains Culture as well as Kumbum Monastery, Liu Wan Colorful Painted Pottery as well as the local ethnic customs of Tibetan, Mongolian and Salar nationality etc.


Magnificent Qinghai welcomes your arrival!

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