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Qinghai

Province:       

Qinghai

Official Name:

Qǐnghǎishěng

Status:

Province

Chinese Characters:

Population Figure:    

approx. 5,1 million

Area:

720,000 square kilometer

Location:       

West-China

Adjacent provinces: Xinjiang, Tibet, Sichuan, Gansu

Capital City:

Xining

Sights:

Qinghai Lake, the biggest lake of China with the island Niaodao (Bird's Island).

Ta'er monastery: 26 km away from Xining and located in the small Town Huangzhong. One of the most important Buddhist monasteries in China. Birthplace of Tsong Khapa, the founder of the "Dge-lugs-pa (Yellow Hat sect)".

General Information:

Most important towns: Xining, Golmud.

From Lhasa it's a 24-hour bus ride to Golmud. The Chinese government wants to build a railroad to Lhasa. A part of Qinghai province belonged to Tibet for several centuries.

Estern Qinghai is a plateau approx. 2500 m above sea level, Souther Qinghai plateau approx. 3500 m above sea level.

Minority groups in Qinghai province: Mongols, Tibetans, Hui.

Links:

www.qh.gov.cn:
Qinghai’s official website
http://www.china.org.cn/english/
China Internet Information Center

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