Nánchán Temple

Buddhist Site in Xīníng

Standing atop Phoenix Mountain, this Buddhist temple overlooks Xīníng from the south. The temple was built during the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), though most of the current structures date to the Qing (1644–1912). It is the oldest Chan (Chinese Zen) Buddhist temple in Qīnghǎi province – a quiet spot with good views of the city.