Qinghai Province, called Qing for short, was named after Qinghai Lake, the largest inland salt water lake in china. Qinghai is situated in the northeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Northwest China, The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is mainly composed of Qinghai Province and The Tibet Autonomous Region. Qinghai covers an area of 721,200 sq km, ranking forthin the country, only next to Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia. A vast espanse of Qinghai has nurtured numerous picturesque natural scenic spots and broad and profound history and culture. Now Qinghai enjoys a high reputation in the world as a scenic province.