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Best attractions to visit in Ningxia

1. Helan Mountains - Yinchuan - Ningxia view 360

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Helan Mountains Yinchuan

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.

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2. China Hui Culture Park - Yongning - Ningxia view 360

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China Hui Culture Park Yongning

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.

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3. Tengger Desert - Zhongwei - Ningxia view 360

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Tengger Desert Zhongwei

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.

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4. Western Xia Tombs - Yinchuan - Ningxia view 360

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Western Xia Tombs Yinchuan

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.

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5. 108 Pagodas - Qingtongxia - Ningxia

108 Pagodas Qingtongxia

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.

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6. Suyukou National Forest Park - Yinchuan - Ningxia

Suyukou National Forest Park Yinchuan

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.

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7. North Pagoda - Yinchuan - Ningxia

North Pagoda Yinchuan

Also known as “Beisi Pagoda”, it is a Chinese pagoda in Suzhou at Bao’en Temple. 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.

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8. Yellow River - Zhongwei - Ningxia

Yellow River Zhongwei

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.

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9. Shapotou National Park - Zhongwei - Ningxia

Shapotou National Park Zhongwei

Shapotou was a fantastic abandon grand spot situated at the edge of the Tenger Desert, one of the four greatest deserts. Lying on the banks of the Yellow River and converged by a basic cargo line with prepare conveying products from Inner-Mongolia to the furthest reaches of western China, this beautiful stop is secured by the national government; it is known as the "wonder forsake" because of its stunning yet frequenting excellence. The recreation center offers an extensive variety of exercises; camel-riding, sand-tobogganing, camel riding, and riding down the yellow stream on a sheep-conceal vessel, Shapotou offers boundless fervor.

In the event that you are on a prepare plunging through the betray on the Baotou-Lanzhou rail-line you are sure to go through the Shapotou Scenic Park. The development of this railroad line in the abandon furnished the specialists with one of a kind difficulties as the celebrated "moving sands" of Shapotou demonstrated amazingly slippery. To keep the railroad unobstructed, exceptional hill work has been done since 1950s, which very drew architects' consideration from home and abroad. For more than 50 years, the venture has been the Baotou-Lanzhou line's monitor and also decent landscape blended with brilliant sand and green psammophytes.

For the individuals who wish to overcome the precarious, depleting slants of Shapotou is set up to lose a ton of sweat; there is additionally a link auto for the individuals who need to rise to the pinnacle while getting a charge out of the astonishing perspectives of the Yellow River underneath. Many say that the sands of Shapotou "screech" like a winged creature, this fascinating thought is achieved by the unusual commotion that the sands make when it is trodden upon.

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10. Gaomiao Temple - Zhongwei - Ningxia

Gaomiao Temple Zhongwei

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, the Taoism and the Christianity. This temple deserves a visit if you go to Ningxia.

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