Huangyuan County

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Huangyuan County
Skyline of Huangyuan County
Huangyuan is located in Qinghai
Location of the seat in Qinghai
Coordinates: 36°40′55″N 101°15′22″E / 36.682°N 101.256°E / 36.682; 101.256Coordinates: 36°40′55″N 101°15′22″E / 36.682°N 101.256°E / 36.682; 101.256
Country People's Republic of China
Province Qinghai
Prefecture-level city Xining
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Huangyuan County (Chinese: 湟源县; pinyin: Huángyuán Xiàn) is a county in the prefecture-level city of Xining in Qinghai Province, China. It is under the administration of Xining city. The county seat is Chengguan Town, known in Mongolian as Dan Gar and in Tibetan as Tongkor.

The remains of Ladrolne Gompa and Rali Hermitage may be seen between Haiyan and Tongkor. A branch of Tongkor Monastery, known as Ganden Tengyeling (Ch. Cinghosi), just to the northwest of the Chengguan is also in ruins.[1]

Tourist sites[edit]

  • Dan Gar Ancient Town, the historic core of Chengguan Town, a historic trading town.
  • Riyue Mountain and the remains of Tongkor Monastery, a mountain pass where Princess Wencheng supposedly traveled through in the 7th century CE.

See also[edit]


  • Dorje, Gyurme. (1999). Footprint Tibet Handbook with Bhutan. (2nd Ed.) Footprint Handbooks, Bath, England. ISBN 0-8442-2190-2.


  1. ^ Dorje (1999), p. 536.