XiNing 西宁, provincial capital of QingHai province – aerial view

XiNing is the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau, west China. XiNing was a commercial hub along the Northern Silk Road for over 2000 years, and a stronghold of the Han, Sui, Tang and Song dynasties' resistance against nomadic attacks from the west.

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