Xining is a city with multi-ethnic groups, multi-religions and multi-cultures. 34 minorities including Tibetan, Hui, Tu, Salar, etc have been residing here. Multi-religions co-exist including Tibetan Buddhism, Han Buddhism, Islamism, Taoism, etc.
Diverse and inclusive city characteristics bring up a culture full of distinctive national and local feature. Butter Sculpture, embroidery and mural in Tibetan Buddhism holy land—Ta’er Lamasery are honored as “Three Incomparable Arts”. Folk arts such as Dan’ge’er leather embroidery, Huangzhong peasant painting, Datong shadow play and Huangyuan row light are prestigious at home and abroad.