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Sun and Moon Mountain

Introducing Sun and Moon Mountain, Sun and Moon Mountain Guide, Sun and Moon Mountain Travel Guide
Edited by Hillary

Sun and Moon Mountain, part of the Qilian Mountain Range, is located in the west of Huangyuan County, Qinghai Province. In the past, the mountain was a vital communications center between central China and the southwest frontiers as well as the west regions. Later on, Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) passed Sun and Moon Mountain when she was going to marry Songtsen Gampo, king of the Tubo tribe. To commemorate the princess, the mountain was renamed the Sun and Moon Mountain, and the Princess Wencheng Temple was built at the foot of the mountain.

Sun and Moon Mountain is 40 km sothwest of Huangyuan County, Qinghai Province. Sun and Moon Mountain is 90 kilometers long, the highest peak is 4,877 meters. The part where Qingzang Road passes is 3,520 meters, and is a natural dam in the east of Qinghai. Sun and Moon Mountain has not both significant historical meanings and geographical meanings. It lies in the dividing line between monsoon region and non-monsoon region, situated in the overlap area of the Loess Plateau and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, also is the natural boundary of the inside and outside river basin in Qinghai Province. Sun and Moon Mountain divided cilivizations into farming and nomadism.

Quick Facts on Sun and Moon Mountain

• Name: Sun and Moon Mountain
• Location: 90 km from Xining
• Phone: +86-972-2484382
• Best Time to Visit: June to August
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 5 Hours
• Opening Hours: 8:00-17:00
• Admission Fee: CNY 40

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