An autonomous region in north-central China. Yinchuan, its capital contains the Ningxia Museum and China Hui Culture Park. In the North of Ningxia are located the Helan Mountains and the Western Xia tombs. It has also beautiful waterfalls and trails and fir forests.
Ningxia is a little self-sufficient district in north-focal China. In the north, the Helan Mountains are the site of ancient shake carvings and the gigantic Western Xia tomb complex, with its 1,000-year-old supreme catacombs. Adjacent Suyukou National Forest Park has fir woods, waterfalls and trails. In the commonplace capital of Yinchuan, Ningxia Museum and China Hui Culture Park investigate the way of life of the Hui individuals. It has a region of 66,000 square kilometers, a large portion of which is mountains and good countries. There are 30 nationalities: Hui, Han, Mongolian, Manchu, and so forth, with populace of 6.1 million (2008), of which Hui individuals represents 33.88%. With Yinchuan City as its capital the Region has two prefectures, two urban communities and 16 regions under its ward.
An extraordinary scene, exceptional neighborhood traditions and propensities, and antiquated history, all mean make Ningxia a fascinating vacationer range for those wishing to find a rich and various locale. Yinchuan City (additionally called 'Phoenix City') is the capital of the district arranged in the remote northwest of China. The 1000-year-old city is a well known social city past the Great Wall. The old segment of Yinchuan City toward the west is green and serene, and contains every one of the spots of intrigue. It incorporates the 1500-year-old Haibao Pagoda; the acclaimed Buddhist engineering from the West Xia Kingdom Chengtiansi Pagoda; and the West Xia Imperial Tombs known as the 'Pyramids of China'. One can likewise discover there the spiritualist Helan Mountain Cliff Painting, made by the old wanderers who stayed in the locales of the Helan Mountains in northwest Ningxia. They utilized a striking and graphic etching and drawing method, to which they included amazing hues, to delineate the historical backdrop of a mind blowing Chinese human progress.
Located in the West of Qingtong Gorge in the south of Qingtongxia, the 108 Pagodas is a pyramid formed by different collection of stupas known as “dagobas” or Tibetan Buddhist pagodas which appears stacked one on another from a distance. They derived from the Yuan Dynasty period, yet they were known as “acient dagobas” deriving from the Ming Dynasty. It is arranged in twelve rows starting with 19 pagodas in the base arriving to 1 pagoda at the top row. Its height is 3 and a half meters to two and a half meters. The pagodas has unusual shapes that no one has ever arrived to explain but the explaination of its number “108” is reffered to the 108 dharna bodies in the Vajrashekhara Sutra. It is said by the Buddhists that if someone count a pagoda a worry will be removed from his life and if someone counts all of the 108 pagodas in one single breath that will remove all the worries of that person.
Situated in the capital Yinchuan and under the Helan Mountains, the Western Xia tombs cover an area of 50km² and contains 250 tombs of officials and royal relatives of the Western Xia Dynasty and 9 enormous mausoleums. The first pyramid mausoleums were discovered in the 1972 and are not fully excavated. Archeologists will keep on working on it and may even come upon a pyramid that could emulate its more famous cousins in Egypt.
Covering one million hectare the Suyukoun National Forest Park is an amazing natural place with astonishing cultural landscape. There tourists can watch the red deer the springing blue sheep and many more and can enjoy the amazing sunrise and the magnificent views of the Helan Moutains. It is an important cultural place as the carvings of the Buddha situated on the different cliffsides shows. The Suyukou National Forest Park is not to be missed once you visit Nangxia.
Also known as “Beisi Pagoda”, it is a Chinese pagoda in Yinchuan. Its height is 76 meters and it is formed by an octagonal frame with nine stories rising to form the tower. It was originally made of 11 stories but two of them were damaged. This pagoda is made of brick , stone and wood. It is a nice touristic place to visit.
Known as “Alashan Mountains” in the old times, the Helan Mountains form the border of Inner Mongolia and Ningxia. They are parallel to the Yellow river which crosses without any gorge in the north and flows on the west side. They have an altitude of 2000 meters and their highest peak is 3.556 meters. The Helan Mountains are isolated and desert and are an good place to visit if you like hiking.
Huang He, this is how it is also called. This river is the second longest river in Asia after the Yangtze River. It passes by nine provinces and empties in the Bohai Sea in Shandong. It has an estimated length of 5.465 km. The Yellow River is also called “China’s Sorrow” and “Scourge of the Sons of Han”. The basin of the yellow river was the place of origin of the ancient Chinese civilization and the most fortunate region in the early Chinese history.
The Tengger Desert is a desert in the Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia. It covers approximatively 36,700 km² which makes it the fourth larget desert in China. You can go ride a camel across the desert and discover small lakes , Hui villages , Mongolian villages and more. The astonishing sunset is a must watch in the Tengger desert too.
Also known as the “high Temple”, Gao Miao is located in the south of Yinchuan in the city of Zonghwei and covers an area of 4000 m². It contains 250 temple rooms and towers built with symetrie with a height of 29 meters. This temple was originally built in the early Ming Dynasty before it crumbles because of an earthquake and was rebuilt and again flattened by fire in 1942. What makes this temple different and special, is that he can serve various religions like the Buddhism , Confucianism and the Taoism. This temple deserves a visit if you go to Ningxia.
This park is the only themed-park in China and was opened in 2005.The park covers an area of 66.7 hectars which contains an museum, a Hui ethnic customs village, a Hui catering place and a ritual place. There, visitors can discover the Hui culture and traditions and enjoy the Hui folk , the religion , dances , food and movies. The Hui Culture is a sort of an integration of the Islamic and traditional Chinese culture. Visitors will also find a Muslim restaurant and a shopping street. This place is a must-visit attraction in Ningxia.