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 Qinghai Province is located on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau in the western part of China. The three Chin’s largest rivers originate in the province. They are Yangtze River, Yellow River and Lancang River. Qinghai Province is a multiethnic region where five main  minority nationalities live-Tibetan, Hui, Salar, Mongolian and Tu. For two thousand years, they have lived here and have formed their own cultures and customs.

 
 
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  PORTRAITS AND PEOPLES
 
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  GUIDE area
 
Cemetery of Revolutionary Martyrs   GPS: 36.04918, 101.42956
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City walls and Gates xxxxxxxxxxxxx GPS: na
Gui'de County is is under the administration of Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The area became part of Ming Dynasty China in 1370, and the city's earthen walls and buildings were built between 1375 and 1380. The city was enlarged in 1590. After the founding of the People's Republic, the moats were filled in and the North and South gates were pulled down. In 2010 work commenced to restore the gates and towers.  
 

Confucius Temple   文庙 GPS: na
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Gud city   贵德 GPS: 36.04017, 101.43271
Guide County in Tibetan it's known as Trika.
The area became part of Ming Dynasty China in 1370, and the city's earthen walls and buildings were built between 1375 and 1380. The city was enlarged in 1590. After the founding of the People's Republic, the moats were filled in and the North and South gates were pulled down, as well as the towers. .
 
 

Jade Emperor temple (Yhung G)
 玉皇阁
GPS: 36.04729, 101.43047
Formerly named as Wangshou Guan, the Yuhuang Pavilion of Guide County was initially built during the reign of Emperor Wangli in Ming dynasty (1592). It is over 400 years old. Without modifying the original conditions of the pavilion, the renovation shall be conducted in the principle of maintain original architectural style, original building material and original techniques.  
 

Museum of Gud County   GPS: 36.04648, 101.42771
The square beside the temple contains the small museum, which houses a handful of interesting Ming and Qing artefacts recovered from the local area, but lacks English captions.
 
       

Tibetan temple xxxxxxxxxxxxx GPS: 36.04622, 101.41996
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Yellow River   (Jngǎng Xin) 进港线 GPS: 36.05483, 101.42454
The Yellow River or Huang He is the second-longest river in Asia, following the Yangtze River, and the sixth-longest in the world at the estimated length of 5,464 km. Originating in the Bayan Har Mountains in Qinghai province of western China, it flows through nine provinces, and it empties into the Bohai Sea near the city of Dongying in Shandong province.  
 

  KANBULA National Park
 
National Forest Park
 坎布拉国家森林公园
GPS: 36.10476, 101.78802
The Kanbula National Forest Park is 2,100 to 4,00 meters above sea level, covering an area of about 4,774 hectares. It borders on the Yellow River in the north, abutting against the famous Liajiaxia Hydroelectric Power Station. The surface of the rock is as red as the red glow. The mountains take on various shapes.  
 

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  LEDU area
 
City God Temple  城隍庙  GPS: 36.4818, 102.39884
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Gautama Temple (Qutan Temple)  瞿昙寺 GPS: 36.35729, 102.29403
Gautama Temple is is famous for magnificent buildings, fine fresco and valuable cultural relics. Its architectural style is very similar to the Forbidden City in Beijing, so it enjoys the title of ‘Small Forbidden City.  
 

Liuwan Tombs    柳湾墓地 GPS: 36.45291, 102.55578
The Liuwan Tombs is the largest tombs of primitive China, which are well preserved. The tombs cover an area of 110,000 square meters. There are more than 1,500 tombs with 30,000 relics unearthed belonging to the cultures of Majiayao, Machang, Qijia, and Xindian.  
 

Xining Xilai Temple    西来寺 GPS: 36.48097, 102.40815
It was built in 1606 and located in the Dongguan Street of Ledu District.  
 

  PING-AN area
 
Dalai Lama birth village     达赖故居 GPS: 36.37827, 101.86674
The current Dalai Lama was born in Taktser. It is an unremarkable Tibetan village perched on the edges of the Tibetan plateau. The Dalai Lama came from an ordinary farming family, and had an ordinary childhood until he was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama.  
 

Pinganxia Temple    青海省峡群寺森林 GPS: 36.34493, 101.92409
Xiaqiong lamasery is also called "ShaChong lamasery"  is situated in Hualong hui nationality autonomous county, 170km far away from XiNing .It is one of the five greatest lamaseries of the yellow sect of Tibetan Buddhism in Qinghai and renowned for the many buildings and the good location.   
 

White horse temple     白马寺 GPS: 36.52101, 102.10336
White Horse Temple (Fat Jong Si) is a Buddhist complex carved into the end of a mountain range located in Ping'an County of Qinghai Province, on the Tibetan Plateau.  
 

Youning      GPS: 36.76006, 102.17426
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  City temple GPS: 36.76084, 102.17434
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  Youning Si    佑宁寺 GPS: 36.75774, 102.18509
Youning Temple, with the full name of Guolong Milezhou Temple in Tibetan language and Guolong Temple for short, is a holy place of Tu People in Huangshui Valley, Qinghai Province and regarded as “the mother of temples in Huangbei”.
       
  Youning town GPS: 36.76006, 102.17426
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  TONGREN area
 
Gomar Gompa      郭麻日寺 GPS: 35.56743, 102.04279
This is 400 year old and looks like an ancient walled village. 130 monks are supposed to be housed here but people have remarked that it seems to be deserted.  
 

Longwu monastery   (Rongwo Gonchen Gompa)    隆务寺 GPS: 35.50834, 102.01126
The Rongwo Gompa is the main monastery in Tongren and an amazing architectural design. It is a labyrinth of restored halls, chapels and the residences of the monks who live here. It was constructed in 1301.  
 

Wutun S    吾屯寺 GPS: 35.56065, 102.05732
Wutun Si is divided into two monasteries, Upper (Yango) Monastery which is closer to town, and the Lower (Mango) Monastery.  
 

 

  XINING area
 
  Beichan S  (Tulou Temple)   北禅寺   GPS: 36.64051, 101.78454
The Northern Buddhist Temple is the earliest example of religious architecture in Qinghai Province. Covering an area of nearly 28,000 square meters (about 6.9 acres), the temple was built during the Northern Wei Dynasty along a natural fault-line in Northern Mountain, from which the temple it takes its name.
 
       

City walls  (Chngqing)     城墙 xxxxxxxxxxxxx GPS: na
One or two isolated sections of Xīnng’s old city wall still remain, the most accessible being a short stretch on Kunlun Zhonglu.  
 

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Golden Stupa Temple  (Jīntǎ S)    金塔寺 GPS: 36.61732, 101.78382
Small temple named after long-destroyed golden chrten (Tibetan stupa). Used as a place of study by monks.  
 

Great Mosque (Qīngzhēn Ds  
/ Dongguan Mosque)     清真大寺
GPS: 36.61534, 101.79738
The Great Mosque of Xining is one the four largest mosques in northwest China. Locally, it is known as the East Gate Mosque. According to an inscription added to the mosque during a major reconstruction in 1914, the mosque was first built during the Ming Dynasty under Emperor Hongwu (1368-98).  
 

Great Mosque market GPS: 36.61583, 101.79765
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Nanshan Hill     南山寺   GPS: 36.60101, 101.77295
Nanshan Park is located at the south part of Phoenix Mountain, 2,419 meters above sea level. The thick growth of trees (mainly Chinese pine, polar and elm) provide a relaxing environment away from the city, which can be viewed clearly from this unique position high in the mountains.
 
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  Nachang park      南山公园 GPS: 36.60101, 101.77295
Nanshan Park is located at the south part of Phoenix Mountain, 2,419 meters above sea level. The thick growth of trees (mainly Chinese pine, polar and elm) provide a relaxing environment away from the city, which can be viewed clearly from this unique position high in the mountains.
       
  Nanchan Temple GPS: 36.61478, 101.76963
Nanshan temple is another quaint temple, which lies in front of Nanshan Park. For a nice view of Xining from the south, from the temple you can walk up to the peak of the park.
       
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Shuijing Xiang Market xxxxxxxxxxxxx GPS: 36.62087, 101.77665
The Shuijing Ally (Shui-Jing-Xiang) is the biggest free market in Xining. At the entrance of two intersecting alleys, each more than 1,100 m long, are more than 3,000 fixed stalls. The market has everything from food and drink to articles for daily use.  
 

Ta-er Si  (Kumbum monastery)   塔尔寺 GPS: 36.4908, 101.5682
Ta'er Monastery is one of the largest monasteries of the Yellow Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and is said to be the birthplace of Zongkaba (1357-1419), the founder of the Yellow Sect. Built in 1622, in the center of the entire complex, the Great Hall of Gold Tiles is the core structure of the lamasery.  
 

Xining TV tower        浦宁之珠-西宁电视塔 GPS: 36.62036, 101.74943
Puning Tower, completed on October 13, 2008, is a landmark building in Xining, which integrates radio and television launching, sightseeing, tourism and cultural entertainment. The total area of the tower is 128.81 Mu and the height of the main tower is 188 meters.  
 

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  XUNHUA area
 
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Heaven Lake (Tian Chi)       天池 GPS: 35.79205, 102.67655
The pond covers and area of 20hectares, and is 30 meters in depth. This pleasant reserve is located in the mountains above the Yellow River. Heaven Lake (Tian Chi), is a sacred lake for both the local Salar Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists. The Salar have their origins in Samarkand and speak an isolated Turkic language.  
 

Mengda Nature Reserve 
青海孟达国家级自然保护区
GPS: 35.81267, 102.67525
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Tongren-Xunhua road GPS: na
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Xunhua market and City 
循化撒拉族自治县
GPS: 35.85115, 102.48913 
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Xunhua-Tian Chi Road GPS: na
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Xunhua-Xining Road GPS: na
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  OTHERS
 
Qinghai scenary GPS: na
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Solar heater GPS: na
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View from plane GPS: na
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