At the east end of Xīníng Square, the provincial museum looks like an ominous government building from afar, but once inside, galleries range from dull (government puff pieces in Chinese) to OK (historical photos of Xīníng) to excellent (Tibetan arts and crafts, pottery). As always, English signs are limited. You’ll be asked to show a passport and sign in before entering.

Day Trips & Excursions activity

Qinghai Lake Day Tour


On bus, 9, 16, 22, alight at Xīnníng Guǎngchǎng (新宁广场).