Datong Hui and Tu Autonomous County
|Datong Hui and Tu Autonomous County|
|• Pinyin||Dàtōng Huízú Tǔzú Zìzhìxiàn|
|• Xiao'erjing||دَاتْو خُوِذُو تُوذُو ذِجِشِیًا|
Looking west over Datong town from Mt Laoye
Location of the county
|Elevation||2,442 m (8,012 ft)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Datong Hui and Tu Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 大通回族土族自治县; traditional Chinese: 大通回族土族自治縣; pinyin: Dàtōng Huízú Tǔzú Zìzhìxiàn; Xiao'erjing: دَاتْو خُوِذُو تُوذُو ذِجِشِیًا) is a county of Qinghai Province, China. It is under the administration of Xining city.
Since 2009 a folk music "Flower Festival" has been held annually in late July on "Mount Laoye" (2928 m) in Datong town.
- China National Highway 227
- Xining-Datong Expressway (Ningda Expressway)
- Xining-Datong Railway (Ningda Railway, 宁大铁路), a 39-km long dead-end railway branch constructed in 1966-1968 and primarily serving a local coal mine. In the past, passenger service operated on that line, but ceased in 2008.
- Lanzhou–Xinjiang High-Speed Railway (Datong West Station; ), opened in December 2014. Very limited service.
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