Qinghai is located in the northeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the roof of the world. It is named after the Qinghai Lake in the territory. Qinghai is the birthplace of the Yangtze River, Yellow River and Lancang River, so it is called the China Water Tower and the source of the river. Qinghai has a diverse topography, with mountains, rivers, grasslands, and basins dotted around, forming a rich and magnificent natural landscape. Otherwise, Qinghai has a diversified ethnic culture. Forty-three ethnic groups including Tibetans, Huis, Mongolians, Tus, and Salars have gathered to show pictures of gorgeous ethnic customs. The enthusiasm of Qinghai people and the magnificent natural landscape live in harmony, which demonstrates the unique beauty of Qinghai.
Qinghai has a plateau continental climate. May to October is a suitable time for tourism in Qinghai. Whenever it comes to July, there are large areas of rapeseed blooming by the Qinghai Lake. The large areas of yellow flowers and the endless blue lake form a picturesque scenery.
Qinghai Province has magnificent and abundant natural resources：Bird Island in Qinghai Lake known as the "kingdom of birds", Mengda Nature Reserve known as "Xishuangbanna on the plateau", Taer Monastery, a famous monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, and Dongguan, one of the four major mosques in northwestern Islam Great Temple, Animaqing Daxue Mountain, etc. In addition, new tourist attractions such as the Riyue Mountain, the artificial reservoir Longyang Gorge, Dulan International Hunting Ground, and Kamba Forest Park, which are known as "the throat of the sea" have also been favored by many tourists. Moreover, puja is one of the most important ceremonies of Tibetan Buddhism, mainly used for priests and to promote the Dharma. Tibetan Buddhism sites in Yushu area have always had a tradition of conducting pujas and attracting the participation of local believers and tourists
As the development of tourism in Qinghai Province, the accommodation condition in Qinghai has been upgraded very much. Hotels range from economical 3-star hotels, comfortable 4-star hotels to luxury 5-star hotels in Xining, the capital city of Qinghai. While in other areas of Qinghai, the accommodation condition is relatively poor, such as Tongren, Gulmud, etc. Check out the most recommended hotels in Qinghai.
Qinghai is a multi-ethnic-populated area with the typical plateau continental climate - drying, less rain, windiness, cold, long sunshine hours and so on. There is a light pollution of pollen and dust in the atmosphere during the Spring and Autumn. Learn more here
A windbreaker, a pair of durable and comfortable shoes, a down jacket (better with hat), sunscreen cream, sun block, skin cream and lip balm, sunglasses, medicine for urgent use.
Although Qinghai Lake in winter is not as beautiful as summer, it is more vibrant. Countless birds have flown to Qinghai Lake to roost, which will bring you a completely different travel experience.
If you’re healthy, it’s okay, but people with serious respiratory, heart, cardiovascular, and mental illnesses are not suitable for traveling to Qinghai. Therefore, it is recommended to do a cardiopulmonary examination before departure to confirm whether they suffer from the above Several serious diseases