Delingha City means “Golden World” in Mongolian. It is located in the northern part of Qinghai Province. It is the seat of the Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. It is the political, educational, technological, economic, and cultural center of Haixi prefecture. The urban area is 2,980 meters above sea level. The river named “Bayin River” divides the city into two parts of Hedong district and Hexi district. Hedong is business area and it is more prosperous. Hexi district is dominated by agriculture.
Best time to travel July to September
Local climate plateau mountain climate
Most popular sites
Huaitou Tarara rock paintings were created in the late Northern Dynasty and the Sui and Tang Dynasties. The Rock paintings have exquisite techniques, unique drawing styles, and a wide range of expressions, including animals, characters, hunting, grazing, plants, dances and other aspects.
Tosu means “Butter” in Mongolian. Tosu Lake is a typical inland saltwater lake. The lake is surrounded by vast Gobi deserts. The temperature is higher, the evaporation of the lake is very large, and the salt content in the water increases. There are also few flora and fauna and phytoplankton.
Aliteng Temple was built in the second year of Xuantong in the Qing Dynasty (AD 1910). The temple covers a total area of 2383.2 square meters and it contains precious cultural relics and artifacts, it has been a treasure house of Tibetan Buddhism art.
Delingha City Geography and climate
Delingha City is located on the northeastern edge of the Qaidam Basin, with an urban area of 25 square kilometers. It belongs to the Qilian Mountains and the Qaidam Basin in the geomorphological unit.
Delingha City is a plateau continental climate zone, with the climate of cold and lack of oxygen, dry air, little rain and wind, the four seasons is not distinct. The annual sunshine is 3554 hours.
Population and ethnic group
Delingha has a permanent population of 73,100 (including 51,900 Han and 21,200 ethnic minorities). There are 26 ethnic groups including Han, Mongolian, Tibetan, and Hui. Mongolian is the main ethnic minority, accounting for 36% of ethnic minorities; Tibetan is 26% of ethnic minorities;
Delingha City Brief history
In the 13th century, the Mongols rose, Jin kingdom and the Song Dynasty were destroyed. Delingha was under the jurisdiction of Yuan Dynasty,
In Qing Dynasty, Delingha area was under the jurisdiction of Mongolian khanate
During the Republic of China, it belonged to Dulan County
In 1958, Delingha County was established
In 1962, it was merged into Ulan County.
In 1988, Delingha City was restored, till now