Xining, known as Siling in Tibetan, is the start of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway and the gateway to the Amdo region of Tibet. Xining is the capital city of Qinghai Province and also main gate to travel overland to the remote region of Amdo and Kham places. There are many places you can visit in town but most of all, we recommend to visit Tibet Medical and Culture Museum (青海藏医药博物馆), Taoism Temple at the bottom of North Mountain, Great Mosque, Kumbum Monastery just outside of town, Tibetan Carpet factory .etc.

 Just outside the city are many famous monasteries, national parks, and nomadic grasslands worth visiting.