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Xining was once a crucial stop on the century-old Silk Road, so there are many tourist resource in Xining. Here is a list of top ten things to do in Xining.

Top 10 things to do in Xining

1.  Bird Island
Can you image this phenomenon: a large scale of wild birds spreading their wings over the broad lake? Here, on Bird Island, which is renowned as the kingdom and paradise of birds, you can savor this wondrous world yourself.

2.  Dongguan Mosque
The Mosque is not only famous for its magnificent architecture but also as a religious education center and as the highest learning institution of Islam.

3.  Qinghai Lake
Nicknamed as 'green lake', 'blue sea' or 'fairyland', Qinghai Lake is a miracle that is endowed by a deity. Except for lots of visitors, many birds are also attracted to this beautiful lake and bountiful surroundings.

4.  Ta'er Monastery
The Ta'er Monastery is rich in fascinating arts. The famous butter sculptures, the barbolas, and the murals are considered to be the three most unique arts of superb craftsmanship.

5.  Flagelliform Nostoc
An effective traditional Chinese medicine used in many local dishes treating high blood pressure and GI problems, such as the dish of Steamed egg with nostoc.

6.  Lamb Cooked with Sliced Mushroom
It is a delicious braised dish with stir-fried slices and mushrooms.

7.  Lamb Tenderloin
Ball-like fried lamb tenderloin, which is seasoned with ginger and salt, is usually served with a sweet vinegar sauce. 

8.  Drygoods Department Store
A department store provides wide variety of local products, which include the Dongchong Xiacao, Yark Beef Jerky etc.

9.  Xidajie Department Store
A 17-floor comprehensive building provides a wide variety of goods and some restaurants, offices and entertainments.

10.  Furonghua International Recreation Center
What you can enjoy here are classical European style with performing hall, KTV, and MIX slow-dancing bar.