Pleasant tour under the blue sky and white cloud in Qinghai
Ta’er Monastery is the center of Tibetan Buddhism activity in Northwest China. It is renowned a high reputation in China and Southeast Asia, and its religious status is praised highly by the Central Governments of past ages. The Government of Ming Dynasty entitled top religious figures of the monastery for many times, the Emperor Kayser of Qing granted a horizontal inscribed board of “Jing Shang Jinliang” (“净上津梁” in Chinese ), the Emperor Qianlong gave the name of “Fanzong Temple” and granted the Grand Jinwa Temple with a horizontal inscribed board of “Buddhist doctrine as Banners” . Dalai Lama III, Dalai Lama IV, Dalai Lama V, Dalai Lama VII, Dalai Lama XIII, Dalai Lama XIV and Panchen Lama VI, Panchen Lama XI and Panchen Lama X all have carried out religious activities in the Ta’er Monastery. Mengda Lake, being praised as “Xishuangbanna on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau”, is the summer resort, salutarium resort and tourist resort of Qinghai Province. Main protected objects are water resources conservation forests of the forest ecosystem. Mengda Lake covers an area of 300 mu; the water is as crystal clear blue as blue sky, and the reflection of peaks moves slightly with the waves. Waterfowls fly, and fishes swim comfortably in the lake. Mengda Lake: Resplendent jewel on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Description of the Itinerary
Day 1: Set off from Lanzhou around 8:00 in the morning, we could reach the Ta’er Monastery before noon. Ta’er Monastery is one of the most famous Tibetan Buddhism monasteries. The grand scripture hall of Ta’er Monastery, Xiahua Temples, Eight-treasure Pagoda, and Grand Jinwa Hall should be appreciated finely. Then take a bus to downtown of Xining City, you could taste the local special food after dinner at Koufu Lane, especially the meat of beef and mutton. Day 2: Set off from Lanzhou in the morning and go to visit Qinghai Lake first. You could choose the south route during the tour to Qinghai Lake, because you could pass by Riyue Mountain and Jiro sword scenic spot. Riyue Mountain is an important in boundary in China’s natural geography, the Eastern part of the mountain is the scenery of Jiangnan (the lower reaches of the Yangtze River) with crisscross fertile fields; the west is the scenery beyond the Great Wall with vast herds of cattle and sheep. Jiro sword scenic spot is primarily rich in ecological natural resources; the place is the perfect spot for watching the Qinghai Lake. Day 3: Go straight to Mengda Lake in the morning, it takes about an hour, and the scenery along the road is quite beautiful. The scenery of Mengda Lake is extremely beautiful, and it is also praised as “Xishuangbanna on plateau”. The hills are green and rivers are beautiful, the climate is pleasant, hundreds kind of trees cover the sky and mask the sun, and all kinds of flowers, grass and plant cover the land. You could climb the mountain by mule instead of on foot. The peak is the beautiful scenery of the Lake.