Xining Travel Guide

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Xining Overview

We like to describe Xining as the last city before the wild west of China! It is a place with a lot of history and where many different ethnic and religious groups reside. It is still developing and a lot of construction has taken place in the last few years in order for the city to be the "Summer Resort" for the rest of China. Since the city is at high altitude, it has cooler temperatures in the summer and more blue skies than most cities. It's a place where you can visit villages one hour outside of the city or go trekking out on the plateau and visit nomads in their traditional tents. There are plenty of yaks around and you can drink yak milk or eat yak butter or milk tea. It is the closest major city to Yushu and Qinghai Lake is only a few hours outside of the city. There are several mosques and monasteries you can visit in the area as well.