Basic information Area code: 0979 Emergency phone: 110, 120, 119 Haixi Tourism Bureau complaints phone: 0977-8225575 Golmud Tourism Bureau Complaint Telephone: 0979-8499690 Travel information There are often yaks, flock and wild animals on both sides of the Tibet Highway. […]
Area code: 0979
Emergency phone: 110, 120, 119
Haixi Tourism Bureau complaints phone: 0977-8225575
Golmud Tourism Bureau Complaint Telephone: 0979-8499690
The folk customs of Golmud are simple and honest. As long as you respect their national customs and customs taboos, you will generally receive warm reception and receive selfless help. If you want to have wild adventures, it’s best to find local people as guides. It will be safer.
Golmud City People’s Hospital
Address: No. 18, other Kunlun Middle Road, Golmud City
Haixi Second People’s Hospital Address: No.03, Zhanqian Er Road, Golmud City
Qinghai Oilfield Golmud Base Staff Hospital
Address: Near Chaerhan South Road 43
Golmud means a river dense place in Mongolian, it is located in the western part of Qinghai Province and the hinterland of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The average elevation is 2,780 meters. Geographical location of Golmud is very important. It is a transit point to Xinjiang and Tibet. There are 34 ethnic groups such as Han, Mongolian, Tibetan, and Hui.
Golmud has a small population and belongs to a multi-ethnic community. The ultraviolet radiation on the plateau is strong, and the locals are mostly black and red, with a forthright character and honest folk customs.
The slightly harsh natural environment here makes religion occupy a very important position in people’s daily life. Most minorities have their own religious beliefs. Golmud has many religious categories and factions, including Tibetan Buddhism, Islam, Chinese Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, and Catholicism.
For a long time, the Mongolian people welcomed the Spring Festival with the custom of worshiping the fire, because the burning flame symbolized all lucky and good fortune in the year. The fire was more prevalent in the past.
The Mongolian language is called “Boke” and it is a Mongolian traditional sports activity. In the 13th century, it was already popular in the northern grasslands. Mongolian-style wrestling wins with skill, when body fall down on the floor, the competition finished.
Tibetan Song Festival June 6
When the song festival held, Tibetans dressed in Tibetan clothes, brought food to the grasslands, formed a tent city, and held a mammoth event about horse riding. It also carried out activities such as riding a horse, equestrian performances, archery, lifting stones, singing songs, and racing calves. It lasted 3 to 7 days and it was lively until middle night everyday.
The best season to go to Golmud is summer, which is May to September each year. In this season, the temperature in Qinghai is usually between 15 and 25°C.
Golmud transport is not very convenient, so most of the traveler’s budget will be spent on transportation. Many places need use chartered bus. The average daily traffic cost is between 400 and 600 yuan. If it is a rental off-road vehicle, Toyota Land Cruiser The price is 1,200 yuan per day, including driver services and fuel costs. Overall, traffic accounts for about 70% of the total travel budget.
It is easy to find bank in urban city, you can withdraw some money in Golmud before you go to Tibet.
Golmud Tourism Bureau
Address: No.60 Bayi Middle Road, Golmud City
China Qinghai Mountaineering Association
Address: No. 7 Sports Lane, Xining City
Tel: 0971-8238877, 0971-8238909
Golmud Airport Ge Er Mu Airport, GOQ
Address: No. 4, Qaidam Road, Golmud City, Haixi Province
Arrival method: Take the 7-route travel line
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which runs from Xining in Qinghai to Tibet in Lhasa, is the world’s highest railway at the highest altitude, gathering a wealth of tourism resources along the route.
Golmud Railway Station
Address: 39 Yingbin Road, Golmud City
Golmud Bus Station
Address: 23 Jiangyuan South Road, Golmud City
Arrival method: Take the 6 bus to get off at the bus station
Taishan Road Bus Station
Address: Taishan Road, Golmud City
Arrival method: Take the 4-way to Taishan Road Dispatching Center Station
The city of Golmud opened six city bus lines, and a special tourist line between the airport and the city, and the fares are all within 2 yuan. It is recommended that changes be prepared before getting on the bus.
The city of Golmud is not big, and the way to travel is not only public transportation but also taxi. The distance between each attraction is very close, and the basic taxi is 10 yuan. From the airport taxi to the city is 20 yuan.
Chartering into Tibet is a very convenient way to travel. It should be noted that the familiarity of chartered drivers with local road conditions has a direct impact on the arrangement of travel and the quality of travel. Good drivers are a good guide. The price of a chartered vehicle is generally determined based on the distance of the road and the condition of the road. There are two types of billing: billing in kilometers and billing in days. The average daily price is usually 600 to 800 yuan. The models are generally Changfeng Cheetah, Toyota Land Cruiser off-road vehicles, and also commercial vehicles, which vary according to the model price. The food, accommodation and fuel costs of the driver are generally not included in the fare.
Located 60 kilometers away from Golmud downtown area, the Golmud Diversifolious Poplar Forest is the only forest of the its kind in Qinghai Province, as well as the one with the highest altitude in the world. The diversifolious poplar is the only type of tree that can grow naturally in deserts and sandy lands. It appeared 60 million years ago. It is a heat-and-cold-resistant plant, whose root can reach 13 meters underground to absorb water in an extremely drought environment.
Address: Golmudole Haihu Yanglin Scenic Area
Arrival method: There is no direct car from Golmud, need to chartered to and from around 180 yuan
Opening hours: 9:00-17:30
Tickets: 50 yuan
Qrham salt Lake is located in Qaidam Basin in the west of Qinghai Province. It is China’s largest salt lake and one of the world’s most famous inland salt lakes.
Salt reserves amount to more than 2 billion tons. All the salt resources of the entire salt lake add up to establish a 6m thick and 12m wide salt bridge between the moon and the earth.
Address: Golmud Chalkhan Salt Lake
Arrival method: You can take a taxi in the city center, tourists can carpool for a long time
Dachaidan Hot Springs is located in Dakanda Mountain, 10 km north of Dachaidan Town, and is surrounded by vapor and water. The temperature of spring water is generally around 80°C. Even in the hot summer days, you can see a cloud of water vapor in the distance.
Address: Dakendashan, 10 km north of Dachaidan Town
Arrival method: Golmud has a shuttle bus to Dachaidan, the fare is about 120 yuan. The shuttle bus fare from Xitieshan to Dachaidan is 50 yuan. Take a taxi for 15 yuan from Dachaidan Town to Dachaidan Hot Spring
the Hoh Xil in Qinghai was listed among the World Heritage Sites as “the largest and highest plateau in the world”. Despite the harsh climate, Hoh Xil is home to more than 230 species of wild animals, 20 of which are under Chinese state protection, including the wild yak, wild donkey, white-lip deer, brown bear and the endangered Tibetan antelope or chiru.
Address: No man’s land in Kekexili, Yushu Prefecture
Arrival method: Drive along 109 National Road
Starting from Golmud, it heads northwest to Xiaoqiao Town, Ututu-mei, in the hinterland of the Qaidam Basin, about 260 kilometers away. Due to road conditions, it is necessary to stay here overnight for trip safety. You can admire the scenery along the road. The north side of the road is a salt-free marsh, and the south side of the road is a desolate Gobi Desert. The scenery is beautiful. You can also see Populus euphratica, Haloxylon forest, and Tamarix along the way.
Yadan is a geography term that means Uighur’s “dragging mound.” Now generally refers to a wind erosion landscape in dry areas. Visually giving people old castles, sculptures, and other imaginative images. In summer, you can often see the landscape of the “Begonia Tower” in the landscape of Yadan.
Address: laomang Cliff to Lenghu Town, Haixi County, chartered to about 200 yuan
After crossing the Kunlun Mountain Pass, continue along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway to the south, passing Chumaer River to Wudaoliang. Wudaoliang is 289 kilometers away from Golmud and 4,415 meters above sea level. Wuliangliang is located in the high mountain area in the west of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which is known as the “life restricted area”.
Address: Wudaoliang, Luodu County
Arrival method: From the Kunlun Mountain Pass, drive along the 109 National Road to the south for 115 km.
Qrham Salt Lake – Golmud Diversifolious Poplar Forest – Gold Fish Lake Ethnic Style Park – Yadan Landform
Golmud – Kunlun Bridge – Kunlun holy spring – Sanchahe Bridge – Wuji Longfeng Palace – Jade Peak – Yuzhu Peak – Kunlun Mountain 8.1 Earthquake Site – Kunlun Mountain Modern Glacier
Golmud – Yuxu Peak – West King Mother Yao Chi
Golmud – Salt Lake – Wuzihu
The Golmud diet represents the typical Northwest flavor, ethnic flavor and plateau flavor. Typical Qinghai foods are based on beef, mutton, dairy products, and pasta. The taste is salty, sour, and spicy. Foreign foods in Qinghai have generally been improved with local flavors.
Nadamu Meeting will be held every year in July and August in Qingshuihe Grassland. There will be exhibitions of folk crafts, photography, paintings and calligraphy.
There are many hotels and guest houses in Golmud City. The environment is almost the same as that of other large and medium-sized cities in China. However, the price is much cheaper. In the off-season, prices can be further reduced. In some well-developed well-known scenic areas, you can stay in the hotel rooms, yurts, Tibetan room and other special accommodation facilities.
Kunlun jade, Cynomorium, fern, salt crafts, black cypress, Qaidam cypress
Pearl Shopping Center
Address: No. 15-23, Bayi Middle Road, Golmud
Arrival method: Take 2 Road to shopping mall
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