Xining Tourism, China

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Xining (Chinese: 西宁; [ɕínǐŋ]; Standard Tibetan: ཟི་ལིང་།, Mongolian: ᠰᠢᠨᠢᠩ) is the capital of Qinghai province in western China, and the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau. It has 2,208,708 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,198,304 live in the built up area made of 4 urban districts. The city was a commercial hub along the Northern Silk Road's Hexi Corridor for over 2000 years, and was a stronghold of the Han, Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties' resistance against nomadic attacks from the west. Although long a part of Gansu province, Xining was added to Qinghai in 1928. Xining holds sites of religious significance to Muslims and Buddhists, including the Dongguan Mosque and Ta'er Monastery. The city lies in the Huangshui River valley, and owing to its high altitude, has a cold semi-arid climate. It is connected by rail to Lhasa, Tibet and connected by high-speed rail to Lanzhou, Gansu and Urumqi, Xinjiang.


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  • Yuzhu Feng Expedition, Climbing to 6,000 Meters in Tibet
    Yuzhu Feng Expedition, Climbing to 6,000 Meters in Tibet New on TripHobo

    Duration: 12 Days

    Have you ever read Jon Krakauers Into Thin Air and thought, Man I would love to climb Everest some day! And then you realized...

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  • Private 6-days Cycling Trip around Qinghai Lake  from Xining
    Private 6-days Cycling Trip around Qinghai Lake from Xining New on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Days

    Qinghai Lake is the largest lake in China located in Qinghai province, at 3,205 m (10,515 feet) above sea level in a depressi...

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  • The Headwaters of the Yellow River
    The Headwaters of the Yellow River New on TripHobo

    Duration: 15 Days

    Adventure awaits as we explore the glacier of one of Tibets holiest mountains, Amnye Machen, and the headwaters of the Yellow...

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  • 12-Day Tibet Nomad Adventure
    12-Day Tibet Nomad Adventure New on TripHobo

    Duration: 12 Days

    Tibetan nomads on the roof of the world has a genuine and glorious culture that tells stories you have never heard. Book this...

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