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Xining

City Features

  • Foods

    Liangfen (bean jelly) is made from pea powder and cut into short strips. Liangfen is serve ...

  • Shopping

    The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is home to a number of unique medical treatments. Dongchong Xiac ...

  • Art&Entertainment

    The city is littered with small coffee shops, especially around the newer apartment comple ...

  • Hotel

    There are dozens of small guesthouses near the train and long distance bus station. Look f ...

  • Travel

    As the religious activity center of both monks and followers of the Yellow Hat Sect (also ...

  • Geography

    The large city of Xining acts as one of the major gateways to the Tibetan Plateau. It is an ancient highland city on the Yellow River which offers many scenic spots and historical sites. Although the city itself has a strong Islamic flavor, as it is home to many Hui people, you will start getting a ...

  • History

    Since the late 1950s, when the Liujia Gorge Dam and hydroelectric project came into operation in neighboring Gansu province, Xining has been linked by a high-tension electrical grid to both Liujia and Lanzhou. It also uses local coal from mines at Datongxian to the north. A modern woolen mill was in ...

Transport

Xining is situated in a fertile mountain basin in the valley of the Huangshui (river), a tributary of the Yellow River, that acts as a river port. The city lies about 200 km west of Lanzhou in Gansu province, on what was traditionally the main trade route from northern China into Tibet and the ...

Administrative Districts

The municipality oversees seven districts and counties. The data here are presented in km² and in population according to 2010 Census: Chengzhong ...

Information and Service

Emergency: Police: tel. 110;Fire:tel.119. Ambulance: tel.120 Consumer Complaint: 12315 Weather Forecast: 121 Inquiring Phone of the Railway Station: 7192222 Bank Around the west and east streets of the big crossing in Xining city center, branches of China's large banks can be easily found, including the Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China and etc. Expats can exchange currency at the Bank of China and the office will open during 09:00-17:0 ...