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Tour code: WT-xa11               

5-Day Tour of Xian - Xining

Since we have given the details of your Xian Tour in the WT-xa02, here we just start from Xining part. On third day's afternoon, take a flight to Xining. Or you can reach this city by train or by long-distance coach. As the gateway to Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with the old civilization and unique ethnic flavor, Xining is a worthy place for visiting. In the city you can take the buses for transit which pass through the main blocks. Or you can choose to take a taxi. The flag-down price of a taxi is 6 yuan for 3 kilometers, then 1.2 yuan per kilometer.
 

As for accommodation in Xining, the four-star Qinghai Hotel is the most luxury one which is located at No. 158 Huanghe Road. You can book the room at phone number 0971-6144888. For economical hotels, you can choose the Post Apartment Hotel (Add: No. 138 Huzhu Road; Tel: 0971-8140711) which is in the east of the railway station or the Qinghai Ethnic Hotel (Add: North Dongguan Garden Street; Tel: 0971-8225951) which is close to the business area and the transportation is quite convenient. You may find your preferred hotel and get prepared for your following two days tour in Xining.
 

 
On the fourth, pay a visit to the Dongguan Great Mosque which lies just in Dongguan Street in the East District of Xining. It is the largest-scaled and most completely-preserved mosque in Xining and the inside is very capacious with a capacity of holding 3000 persons. The admission fee is 10 yuan. You can take bus 1, 2, 5, 10, 14, 17, 22, 33 etc to stop at Dongshaomen bus stop. The visit takes about 40 minutes. Then go ahead to take a bus or taxi to Beichan Temple also called Tulouguan which is on the North Hill at the bank of Huangshui River, also in the East District of Xining. The admission fee is also 10 yuan. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Qinghai Provincial Museum which is located near Xinning Square in the West District of Xining. The ticket is 35 yuan. If you are not so much interested in the museum, we suggest to explore the city to taste local flavor or to feel the atmosphere of people's daily life instead.
 

On the fifth day, you will have greater fun to visit the well-known Ta'er Monstery located in the southwest of Lusha'er Town in Huangzhong County. It is about 26 kilometers from Xining. You can take the regular bus at Xining Stadium to Huangzhong Town and the bus fare is 5 yuan. It starts off every 30 minutes and the last one leaves at around 18:00. The ticket of Ta'er Monastery  is 80 yuan. There are local guides outside the monastery self-recommended to lead the tourists. The price is from 40 to 60 yuan. If you want to know the stories of the monastery, it is better to employ one. It is prohibited to take photos in the monastery. You can take some outside. Return to Xining in the afternoon and ends the tour.

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