Things to Do in Qinghai

Most of outdoor travelers swarm to Qinghai mostly for the stunning landscape along the Qinghai Lake - quiet and endless lake, pure and blue sky with some slides of clouds, green grasslands, blooming sea of rape flowers, devout pilgrims...Without any doubts, Qinghai lake is the best highlight in Qinghai. While Qinghai also features in its ethnic and religious culture, especially Tibetan Buddhism. As the second largest Tibetan Region in China, Qinghai has many famous monastery and Buddhism events which played a very important role during Tibetan Buddhism history, such as Taer MonasteryWutun Temple, etc. At the same time, due to the spectacular ethinic culture, there are many interesting activities organized during all year around, including Hua Er HuiYak Racing,Buddhism Events, etc.

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Hua Er Hui

No.1: Hua Er Hui

Hua Er is a kind of folk love song which is very popular in Qinghai, Gansu and Ningxia. People sing it when they are busy with farming work, pasture or walking. Hua Er Hui(花儿会) is organized like a singing part or competition. People gather in a place, then sing and dance together. Usually, the melody can be same, but lyrics should be created extemporaneously. Hua Er Hui in Qinghai is generally held during June of Chinese lunar calendar.

Taer Buddhism Event

No.2: Taer Buddhism Event

There are four grand Buddhism events organized in Taer Monastery each year. Tiaoqian(跳欠) is a kind of dancing show performed by the monks in Taer Monastery to present respect to Buddha and communication between followers and Buddha. Butter Sculpture exhibition is another interesting activity. A giant painting of Buddha will be displayed all day long during these events. Lantern show is held on every lantern’ Day in Taer Monastery.

Yak Racing

No.3: Yak Racing

Yak Racing is a very popular sport in Qinghai as well as in other area of Qinghai Tibet Plateau. It is a must activity when a festival comes. It is a great game for teenagers to show their braveness and skill, which may help them to be more attractive to young girls.

Recommended Qinghai Tours

Top 3 Qinghai tours chosen by most customers to explore Qinghai in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Taer Monastery
3 Days Qinghai Short Stay Tour

Xining / Qinghai Lake

Badain Jaran Desert
7 Days Zhangye Danxia and Badain Jaran Desert Tour

Xining - Zhangye - Badain Jaran Desert

Qinghai Tibet Railway
6 Days Xining and Lhasa Train Tour

Xining / Lhasa

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