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Qinghai (Chinese: 青海; pinyin: Qīnghǎi; Wade–Giles: Ch'ing-Hai, formerly known in English as Kokonor, is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northwest of the country. As one of the largest province-level administrative division of China by area, the province is ranked fourth-largest in size, but has the third-smallest population. Located mostly on the Tibetan Plateau, the province is home to a number of ethnic groups including the Han Chinese, Tibetans, Hui, Tu, Mongols, and Salars. Qinghai borders Gansu on the northeast, the Xinjiang on the northwest, Sichuan on the southeast, and the Tibet Autonomous Region on the southwest. Qinghai province was established in 1928 under the Republic of China period during which it was ruled by Chinese Muslim warlords known as the Ma clique.

Qinghai Quick Facts

English Name: Qinghai

Railway Stations: Xining Railway Station,Xining west Railway Station,Golmud Railway Station

Zip Code: 810000

Location: the northwest ofthe northwest of China

Chinese Name: 青海 (qīnghǎi)

Suburban Districts: the northwest ofthe northwest of China

Airports: Xining caojiapu Airport

Area Code: 0971-0979

Population: 562,6700

Best Time to Visit: May to October

Top Attractions in Qinghai

Qinghai Maps Free Download

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Shopping in Qinghai

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Restaurants (Food) in Qinghai

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Entertainment in Qinghai

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