The Qinghai Province Museum at the Xining Square in Chengxi District, xining, is a national AAAA tourist attraction. The museum covers an area of 22,800 square meters. It has nine exhibition halls with a total area of 9,146 square meters. Major exhibits are displayed in three exhibition sections- the Exhibition of Pre- history Civilization in Qinghai, the Exhibition of Ethnic Cultural Heritage in Qinghai, and the Exhibition of Buddhist Art. The museum was nominated for China’s Top 10 Exhibitions in 2001-2002.