Location: Located in the Northest of Qinghai Province, Haibei borders Gansu Province in the north, Haixi Tibbetan Autonomous Prefecture in the west, Hainan Tibbetan Autonomous Prefecture in the south, and Xining and Haibei District in the southeast. It is 103 km. (64 mi.) away from Xining City, the capital of Qinghai.
Population: 259,400 in 2008. People living here are made up of various nationalities, including the Han, Tibetan, Hui, Mongolian, Tu, Salar and so on. The ethnic groups takes up 57.83 ％ of the whole population and the the Tibetan is the majoy group.
Haibei is a beautiful and a rich place with many ancient people here long long ago having left many national historical sites and unique culture on this land. Most important ones includes: Ganglonggou Caved Temple of Tang Dynasty, Ketu Ancient Town of Song Dynasty, the ancient triangle city of Song Dynasty. It is said that there once unearthed Sarcophagus tomb in 1989, with more than 700 objects found.
Haibei is abundant in its tourism resources with so mant historical sites and natural scenic spots. The most outstanding attractions includes:
2. Qilian Mountain Grassland: As one of the most beautiful grassland in China, it is regarded as a paradise for tourism and is famous for its natural beauty, blue sky and leisure lifestyle of peopel living here. With the snow mountain Mt Qilian collected, it is a fantastic place for tourists.
If you come to Haibei, one important thing you must here is to enjoy the local dance, singing, drama. This place is a convergence of ethnic groups who are good at dancing and singing. Walking on the street, you may hear the commom people singing anytime, which will surely draw your attention. Haibei is a place for tourists and if you are visiting Qinghai, don' t forget to have a look in Haibei.