Huangyuan County

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Huangyuan County (Chinese: 湟源县; pinyin: Huángyuán Xiàn) is a county of Qinghai Province, China, it is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Xining, the capital of Qinghai. It is under the administration of Xining city. The county seat is Chengguan Town, known in Mongolian as Dan Gar and in Tibetan as Tongkor.

Huangyuan

湟源县
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Huangyuan is located in Qinghai
Huangyuan
Huangyuan
Location of the seat in Qinghai
Coordinates: 36°40′55″N 101°15′22″E / 36.682°N 101.256°E / 36.682; 101.256Coordinates: 36°40′55″N 101°15′22″E / 36.682°N 101.256°E / 36.682; 101.256
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceQinghai
Prefecture-level cityXining
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

The remains of Ladrolne Gompa and Rali Hermitage may be seen between Haiyan and Tongkor. A branch of Tongkor Monastery, known as Ganden Tengyeling (Ch. Cinghosi), just to the northwest of the Chengguan is also in ruins.[1]

Tourist sitesEdit

  • Dan Gar Ancient Town, the historic core of Chengguan Town, a historic trading town.
  • Riyue Mountain and the remains of Tongkor Monastery, a mountain pass where Princess Wencheng supposedly traveled through in the 7th century CE.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Dorje, Gyurme. (1999). Footprint Tibet Handbook with Bhutan. (2nd Ed.) Footprint Handbooks, Bath, England. ISBN 0-8442-2190-2.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Dorje (1999), p. 536.