Golden Stupa Temple
Small temple named after long-destroyed golden chörten (Tibetan stupa). Used as a place of study by monks at Kumbum Monastery.
One or two isolated sections of Xīníng’s old city wall still remain, the most accessible being this short stretch on Kunlun Zhonglu.
About one-third of Xīníng’s population is Muslim and there are more than 80 mosques across the city. But this is the big one. In fact,...
Rustic split-level wood interior with smoothies and the best coffee in town.
Qīnghǎi Tǔ Huǒguō
Unlike its fiery Chóngqìng cousin, Qīnghǎi’s chilli-less hotpot, which comes in attractive copper pots, won’t burn your head off when...
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Lonely Planet review
Authentic Tibetan nosh, including tsampa (roasted barley; ¥18), momo (dumplings; ¥22) and yak-butter yoghurt (¥12) as well as some tasty Nepalese dishes. Also serves yak-butter tea (per pot ¥24) and Qīnghǎi’s favourite local tipple, barley wine (青稞酒; qīngkē jiǔ ).