Xining - capital city of Qinghai province
in the northeast of Qinghai Province,
Xining lies at the junction of the Lanzhou-Qinghai and the Qinghai-Tibet
railways. The city is the political, economic, cultural and communications
centre. Lying on the plateau, and with a history of more than 2000
years, therefore it is named "Ancient Plateau City." Encompassing
7,597 square kilometres, Xining has a population of 1.14 million.
Summer in Xining is an ideal season for tourists who can enjoy fresh
and crisp weather. Of interest to visitors are the Dongguan Mosque,Northern
Hill Temple and Ta'er Monasery.