Qinghai Stopover Holidays
Photo taken at Qinghai Lake
The street view of Qinghai
We came to Qinghai(青海)after the Tibet Trip. We took Tibet-Qinghai train(青藏鐵路) to Sailing(西寧), the capital city of Qinghai.
Qinghai is one of a province of PRC, named after the Qinghai Lake(青海湖). Qinghai is located on the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau. The Yellow River (Huang He黃河) originates in the middle of the province, while the Yangtze River(長江) and Mekong River(湄公河) have their sources in the southwestern part.The average elevation of Qinghai is over 3,000 meters above sea level. Mountain ranges include the Tanggula Mountains(唐古拉山) and Kunlun Mountains(崑崙山).
Riding on Qinghai Bull
In Sailing, we only visited Cambum Monastery(塔爾寺) and Qinghai Lake(青海湖). Qinghai is the birth place of Tsong Khapa (1357-1419. 宗喀巴), founder of Geluk Order(格魯派)(also known as Yellow Hat Sect黃教). It’s the largest of the four main orders of Tibetan Buddhism, and to which Dalai Lamas(達賴喇嘛) belong. The school became dominant in the 17th century under the 5th Dalai Lama , Losang Gyatsho(1617-1682羅桑嘉措)and has remained the most influential down to modern times. The current Dalai Lama in exile is the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso (born 6 July 1935. 丹增嘉措).