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It was free entry although you need to present your photo ID to get in. To get an overview of this city and how the city form, this is good place to start with. all the paintings, photography, calligraphy all look amazing. This is a...More
Located in Xining square.Free admission just need to show your passport.2 floors of ancient artefacts including pottery,utensils and costumes.
Also in the square ( but not in the Lonely Planet) is the Qing Hai Art Museum which is 3 massive floors of paintings, photography and...More
This is a nice museum with displays relating to the region, history, local culture, industry etc. I enjoyed the cultural displays the most. Behind the museum there is a high end shopping area with restaurants & shops you might enjoy as well.
I really enjoyed the couple of hours I spent in this museum. Although this was my fifth visit to Xining, it was the first time I have been. There is a lot of material on display, much of it really very old. The displays are...More
The museum is free before 5pm weekdays. You have to show your passport and they give you a ticket. We spent about 2 hours walking the exhibits. Many of the signs are in English and you get a good appreciation for the history of the...More
Like Lonely Planet said, scaled down in size. Two rooms with some info on the different minorities in the province. Titles are in English, but the main info is in Chinese. The place is hidden away on Xining square because the front door leads to...More