Summers are pleasant but the winters are very cold and dry. The best time to visit is spring and summer as the weather is comfortable and scenery at its most impressive.
There’s not much of an English speaking population so communication can be a bit of a problem. It’s advisable to bring a Chinese phrasebook to help you communicate.
You might need a day or two to get acclimatized to the lower levels of oxygen due Qinghai’s high elevation. It’s not as serious as going to Tibet, but take it easy for first few days. The climate here can be rough, with a strong sun, gusty winds, dry air and dramatic changes in temperature -be preparec Be sensitive of local customs while in Qinghai. The ethnic Tibetans have their own considered polite to accept a toast from a Tibetan, but if you don’t drink, then it’s best to decline politely. If you’re offered a Hada a long white silk scarf, it’s, considered good form to place it around your neck using two hands. Local Muslims don’t eat pork, horse or dog meat; they don’t smoke or drink either.
Airport The airport is about 19 miles (30 km) east of the city. It takes about 40 minutes to get to the airport by taxi.
Taxi -Compact taxis are RMB 6 at flag-fall while full-sized taxis are RMB 7. Full-sized taxis are slightly more expensive than their compact brethren.