What is Xining known for?


lies along the Qinghai–Tibet Railway, a 1956 km railroad that starts from Xining and ends at Lhasa. The Golmud-Lhasa section of 1,142 km was the last and most challenging part of the Qinghai–Tibet Railway railway to be completed. After construction of 5 years, the first train for Lhasa left Golmud on July 1, 2006. The Qinghai-Tibet railway connects Xining, Qinghai Province (Qinghai) to Lhasa. The

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to India's railway, many people have embarked on the possibility of this. Qinghai People's Congress, Vice Secretary General Liu Palit is one of them. In an interview, "21st Century Business Herald" interview, he supported a motion to establish a connection between the Pacific and Indian railway bridge on land, possibly linking the east coast port city of Lianyungang, eastern China, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Xining, Lhasa, Shigatse, through Nepal, and finally arriving

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alt 88号酒吧 url email address 7-1 Road, Across from the TCM Hospital lat long directions 七一路中医院斜对面 phone tollfree fax hours price content Similar to SOHO bar, but a larger dance floor. Crowded on the weekends, but a bigger crowd at SOHO. Sleep Budget There are dozens of small guesthouses near the train and long distance bus station. Look for the characters "招待所," which in this part of town are on every other building. Most places seem

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餐厅 url email address No.10-4 West Wu Si Road, Chengxi District (五四西路10-4) lat long directions phone 0971-6311272 tollfree fax hours 10am-10pm price ¥30-150 content Great Italian restaurant in this otherwise western food oasis of Xining. The menu is expansive, and they even have brick-oven pizza. If you are craving decent western food, this is the place. Free WIFI. *

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or Ta'er Monastery is one of six famous monasteries in the Gelug (also called Yellow Hat Sect) of Tibetan Buddhism and has hundreds of monks. Having a history of over 600 years, the Dongguan Mosque, located in the Xining City Zone, is one of the most famous mosques in the northwest region of China. It has splendid and diversiform towers, walls and halls in the mosque. Another unique religious structure is the Beishan Si (North Mountain Temple), a Taoist facility. thumb The Dongguan Mosque (File:Dongguan mosque Xining.jpg). There are more than 300 Christian meeting points in Xining.

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of Modern China." Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2010, pp. 364. See http: The Dalai Lama was mounting a campaign to strengthen his international ties and free his kingdom from Chinese rule. Worried about his safety, Mannerheim even gave Tibet's spiritual pontiff a Browning revolver and showed him how to reload the weapon. Tamm, Eric Enno. "The Horse That Leaps Through Clouds: A Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road and the Rise of Modern China."


aimable to taking foreigners, and prices range from ¥10 in a grimy four-room bunk (expect the other occupants to smoke in the room all night long) to ¥100 for a deluxe double. More guesthouses can be found around the town's West Gate, or Ximen. *

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the train station, mostly small places the serve momos and noodles and seat guests on small coaches. Local Food There is a restaurant area right next to the Shuijing Xiang Bazaar, in the center of the city, and throughout the evening and into the night there are many street stalls serving good food around Ximen and on the western side of Jianguo Road. *


in charge of the important city of Xiping (西平, in modern Xining, Qinghai), and by this time, he was referred to by the title of Duke of Guangwu, a title that Tufa Wugu himself had carried earlier. In summer 399, Tufa Wugu recalled him to Ledu to head his government, while replacing him at Xiping with Tufa Lilugu. Later in 426, Qifu Chipan would suffer a major defeat that would debilitate his state. He was attacking Northern Liang when Northern Liang's prince Juqu Mengxun persuaded the Xia

emperor Helian Chang (Helian Bobo's son and successor) to attack Fuhan. Helian Chang, in response, sent his general Hulu Gu (呼盧古) to attack Wanchuan and Wei Fa (韋伐) to attack Nan'an (南安, in modern Dingxi, Gansu), and while Western Qin was able to hold Wanchuan, Nan'an fell, at great loss. In winter 426, Xia forces commanded by Hulu and Wei attacked Fuhan, forcing Qifu Gangui to move the capital to Dinglian (定連, also in Linxia), and Hulu and Wei then captured another important

Western Qin city, Xiping (西平, in modern Xining, Qinghai), and while they then withdrew, Western Qin had been dealt a major blow. In 426, a decisive battle would largely end Western Qin as a threat to Northern Liang. Qifu Chipan and his crown prince Qifu Mumo were launching a major attack on Northern Liang. Juqu Mengxun sent messengers to persuade the Xia emperor Helian Chang (Helian Bobo's son and successor) to make a surprise attack on the Western Qin capital Fuhan (枹罕, in modern

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) is located in northwest central Gansu province. In the north it borders Inner Mongolia, in the southwest, Qinghai. Its central location between three western capitals, Lanzhou, Xining, and Yinchuan makes it an important business and transportation hub for the area. Because of its position along the Hexi Corridor, historically the only route from central China to western China and the rest of Central Asia, many major railroads and national highways pass through Wuwei. Fu


pic XN name.svg piccap "Xining", as written in Chinese picsize 123px t 西寧 s 西宁 p Xīníng mi xej ثِ نٍ w Hsi 1 -ning 2 psp Sining or Ziling j sai 1 ning 4 wuu si 平 nyin 平 poj Se-lêng l western calm or western peace tib wylie Zi-ling zwpy Ziling order st mon Сэлэнг mong ᠰᠢᠨᠢᠩ monr Seleng '''Xīníng''' ( and the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau. It has 2,208,708 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,198,304 live in the built up area made of 4 urban districts.

The city was a commercial hub along the Northern Silk Road's Hexi Corridor for over 2000 years, and was a stronghold of the Han (Han dynasty), Sui (Sui dynasty), Tang (Tang dynasty), and Song (Song dynasty) dynasties' resistance against nomadic attacks from the west. Although long a part of Gansu province, Xining was added to Qinghai in 1928. Xining holds sites of religious significance to Muslims and Buddhists, including the Dongguan Mosque and Ta'er Monastery. The city lies in the Huangshui River valley, and owing to its high altitude, has a cold semi-arid climate (Semi-arid climate#Cold semi-arid climates). It is connected by rail (Qinghai–Tibet railway) to Lhasa, Tibet (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Lanzhou, Gansu.

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