China - Qinghai (Chapter)

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This is the Qinghai chapter from Lonely Planet’s China guidebook.

Big, bold and beautifully barren, Qinghai occupies a vast swath of the northeastern of the Tibetan Plateau. It feels more Tibetan than Chinese; there are monasteries galore, yaks by the thousands and nomads camped out across high-altitude grasslands.

  • cycle along the shores of Qinghai Lake, the largest lake in China
  • maps
  • scramble across the Martian-like red mountains of Kanbula National Park
  • transport
  • take the iconic Qinghai-Tibet Railway to Lhasa from Golmud
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Xining, Huzhu Beishan Forest National Park, Tongren, Guide, Yushu, Princess Wencheng Temple, Nangchen, Golmud, Maduo.

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