Qinghai Lake Administrative Divisions

Qinghai Lake (Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture) Administrative Division introduces Administrative Maps of Qinghai Lake, Places to Visit in Qinghai Lake, Travel to Qinghai Lake and explore the interesting Regions, Areas, Prefectures, Cities, Districts, Counties, Towns and Villages.

Qinghai Lake belongs to Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province and is located at the junction of Gangcha County, Gonghe County and Haiyan County. It is situated in the northeast of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the northwest of Xining City.

Administrative Divisions Area(Sq.km) Population Seat of Government Areas under Jurisdiction
Gonghe County  16050 134000(2012) Qabqa Town

Qabqa Town 恰卜恰镇, Daotanghe 倒淌河镇, Longyangxia Town 龙羊峡镇, Tanggemu Town 塘格木镇, Shinaihai Town 石乃亥乡, Shazhuyu Town 沙珠玉乡, Tiegaixiang 铁盖乡, Niandi Town 廿地乡, Jiangxigou Town 江西沟乡, Heimahe Town 黑马河乡, Qieji Town 切吉乡

Gangcha County 12000 42000(2012) Shaliuhe Town Ha'ergai Town 哈尔盖镇, Shaliuhe Town 沙柳河镇, Yikewulan Town 伊克乌兰乡, Quanji Town 泉吉乡, Ji'ermeng Town 吉尔孟乡
Haiyan County 4807.07 34000(2009) Sanjiaocheng Town Sanjiaocheng Town 三角城镇, Xihai Town 西海镇, Jitan Town 金滩乡, Halejing Mongolian Ethnic Town 哈勒景蒙古族乡, Qinghai Lake Town 青海湖乡, Ganzihe Town 甘子河乡

Major Stops for the Cycling Tour around Qinghai Lake

Xihai Town 西海镇,  151 Base, Erlangjian Scenic Area 二郎剑景区, Jiangxigou Town 江西沟乡, Heimahe Town 黑马河乡, Shinaihai Town 石乃亥乡, Bird Island 鸟岛,  Quanji Town 泉吉乡, Gangcha County and Ha'ergai Town 哈尔盖镇 are the places you will passby during the Qinghai Cycling Tour.

  • Xihai Town: It is the starting point or end point of Qinghai lake's cycling tour, with many cycling clubs at the town, and many cyclists also start their journey here. There are the many buses from Xining City, and the journey from Xihai town to cycle around the lake is only a few minutes' ride.
  • 151 Base and Erlangjian Scenic Area: They are usually places where cyclists stay and rest on their first day. There are many yurts and hotels along the street, mostly operated by Tibetans themselves, offering simple, basic accommodation condition.
  • Heimahe Town: It is the most important supply point and transportation hub along Qinghai Lake. Generally speaking, cyclists will stay here at the second day, and many people travel with chartered car will also stay here. The morning sunrise on the Hema River is worth seeing. Of course, it is also the hub for going to Chaka Salt Lake. Therefore, this small town will gather a lot of tourists every night. The restaurant is crowded until early morning.
  • Gangcha County:  It is the largest supply depot along Qinghai Lake. As a county, life here is a little bit better than that of a town. Unlike other villages and towns, the night view of Gangcha county is very beautiful. The hotels in the county have better facilities and service. After 7-8 hours of riding from the county, you will arrive at Xihai Town, the ending of your Qinghai cycling tour.

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