China - Qinghai (Chapter)
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
- scramble across the Martian-like red mountains of Kanbula National Park
- 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.