Sitting at the East gate of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, Xining is a bustling metropolis filled with constant development and modern age shopping malls.
But if you venture a little deeper and off-the-beaten-path while in the city you can find a plethora of beautiful monasteries, temples, street vendors and, of course, signs of Tibetan Buddhism embedded deep into the day to day lives of nearly every local.
One of those spots is the Beichan Daoist Temple.
Come walk with me as I tour just one of the many temples in the surrounding area while awaiting my departure aboard the highest train in the world in route from Xining to Lhasa where I’ll be taking a cultural 9 day budget tour of Tibet!
Exploring the Beichan Daoist Temple
After exploring the front of the temple, I found a small pathway leading to a nice vantage point at the top of the mountain. Not only did it offer fantastic views, but there was an ancient temple currently undergoing renovation.
Unfortunately, it was off limits to travelers at the time but the view from outside was still remarkable.
After a good day of exploring, it was time to head back to the hostel. It’s always a pleasure getting acquainted with a cities heritage. 🙂
Have you ever been to China?