If Tibet is a disease that can’t be cured if you don’t go there, and Xinjiang is an addiction that you can’t quit if you go there, then Qinghai is a magical medicine that can cure all your unhappiness.
In July, Qinghai will automatically switch to heaven mode, the blue of Qinghai Lake, the white of Chaka, the green of Qilian, the golden yellow of Menyuan… This place is like a palette knocked down by God, and the beauty becomes a colorful picture scroll .
If you have longed for Qinghai for a long time, you might as well set off in this July.
D1: Xining – Kumbum Monastery – Riyue Mountain – Daotang River Scenic Area – Erlang Sword Scenic Area – Heima River
D2: Heimahe Township – Qinghai Lake – Rubber Mountain – Chaka Salt Lake – Delingha Alien Site Scenic Spot – Keluke Lake
D3: Yumen Pass – Hecang City – Han Great Wall Ruins – Yadan National Geological Park
D4: Mogao Grottoes – Mingsha Mountain – Crescent Lake – Shazhou Night Market
D5: Jiayuguan Guancheng—Ganzhou Special Flavor Food Plaza
D6: Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park – Zhangye Great Buddha Temple – Horseshoe Temple
D7: Zhuoer Mountain—Qilian Mountain Grassland—Menyuan Baili Rapeseed Flower Sea Scenic Area—Heiquan Reservoir—Xining
The temple buildings are magnificent, rich in treasures, and the incense is also very strong. When you come here, you can feel a strong religious atmosphere.
Butter flowers, murals, and pile embroidery are the three wonders of Kumbum Monastery. When you enter here, you will find that no matter how noisy the surroundings are, the monks here can still maintain inner peace amidst the sound of Sanskrit. This is a state that is difficult for us to reach.
sun moon mountain
It is said that when Princess Wencheng entered Tibet, she broke a stone mirror here that could not see her hometown, and divided it into two petals, the sun and the moon.
The mountains are stretching, and there are many prayer flags fluttering in the mountains. The outer edge of the scenic spot is an endless grassland. The scenery is beautiful, and the view from a distance is refreshing.
Daotang River Scenic Area
The river of Daotanghe is winding and crystal clear, like a beautiful silk falling on the grassland charmingly.
Here you can ride horses, visit the exhibition hall of Tibetan folk culture, watch the Tibetan mastiff in the snowy area of the Oriental god dog, try on national costumes and take pictures.
Erlang Sword Scenic Area
The combination of ecological natural resources and folk cultural activities is a dazzling pearl of Qinghai Lake.
black horse river
Black Horse River is one of the best places to watch the sunrise of Qinghai Lake. When the sun rises, there are many rays of light, and the red-dyed sky and Qinghai Lake are set against the background. At that moment, I feel that the world is really beautiful.
Every July and August, the average temperature here is only about 15 degrees. At this time, Qinghai Lake is the most beautiful. Thousands of acres of rapeseed flowers bloom around the lake, and golden bright yellow is scattered around the blue expanse of blue waves.
In addition to rapeseed, the wild flowers in the alpine pastures here are colorful, like silk, and countless cattle and sheep are fat and strong, embellishing them; whether you are hiking here, riding a horse, cycling, or driving around the lake, you are all yearning. experience!
The rolling rubber foothills rise high like a huge barrier. Climbing up to the pass of Rubber Mountain, you can have a panoramic view of the beautiful alpine pastures and the flocks of sheep grazing leisurely.
Chaka Salt Lake
We may have all envied Bolivia’s sky, walking on it is like walking on the clouds. In fact, China has its own skyland, and this place is Chaka Salt Lake in Qinghai.
The level is like a mirror, with a faint blue, followed by dark clouds, reflecting the distant mountains, as far as the eye can see, it is picturesque. Sitting on the small train of Chaka Salt Lake is like a train bound for heaven.
Delingha Alien Site Scenic Spot
This is a yellow-gray cliff 50 to 60 meters above the ground, surrounded by endless Gobi and barren mountains.
The water color of Keluke Lake is clear and blue, and there are artificially constructed bird’s nests scattered on the water surface. All kinds of birds rise and fall are very lively. Together with the red Suaeda salsa, white flocks of sheep, and brown distant mountains, they form a beautiful and colorful picture scroll. .
Great Wall Ruins of Han Dynasty
Although it has been eroded by wind and rain for thousands of years, it still stands majestically in the Gobi desert. It can be called one of the best preserved Great Walls of Han Dynasty in China.
With a large number of murals, grottoes, cultural relics, etc., it is a world-renowned Buddhist art resort.
Here you can enjoy the large-scale and rich grottoes and mural art, and you can also learn about the thousands of years of Buddhism’s development history in Dunhuang through explanations and film shows.
Climbing up Mingsha Mountain, you can overlook the Crescent Lake, and you can also enjoy the desert sunset on the top of the mountain, and feel the desolation and vastness of the northwest desert.
Shazhou Night Market
The night market is divided into five major business areas: flavor snacks, handicrafts, “three bubble table” teahouses, agricultural and sideline products, and native products. Here, you can taste flavor snacks and feel the strong ethnic customs.
The majestic pass, the flames of war, this is the end of the Great Wall – Jiayuguan. As the sun sets, standing on the majestic city tower, the scene of soldiers guarding the border appears in front of your eyes, and the distant sound of camel bells seems to ring in your ears.
The mountains are bright red and reddish brown. At sunset, they are red like fire and yellow like gold.
The Qilian Mountains separate the deserts of Inner Mongolia and the Qaidam Basin, and nurture the beautiful Hexi Corridor. The grasslands at the foot of the mountains are as beautiful as a dream.
The green grass is as dense as a cover, and there are natural pastures under the mountainside. Standing in the mountains, I occasionally listen to a moving grassland pastoral song, as if it is the qin music of the rippling green sea, melodiously invading everyone’s heart.
Rapeseed flowers are not uncommon, but the rapeseed flowers in Qinghai are spectacular, especially the rapeseed flowers in Menyuan, which are even more magnificent.
From July to August every year, against the backdrop of the blue sky, white clouds and snow-capped mountains, the rapeseed fields stretching for hundreds of kilometers are endless at a glance. Looking around, the entire rapeseed field has an overwhelming Northwest spirit.
Like a person, or a few people on the road together, no direction, no end, not for travel, not for someone, just to meet the lost original heart and happy self on the unknown journey.
This July, let’s meet the beautiful Qinghai together.
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