Sand Lake

Destination: 60 minutes by car
If you love both desert and water, Sand Lake Scenic Resort in northwest China is an ideal choice. Blue skies, green lake water, yellow sand dunes, green reeds, lotus and beautiful birds create a pure and peaceful picture of nature.

China Western Film Studio

Destination: 40 minutes by car
China Western Film Studio is one of the “China woods” where over 200 films were shot. Featuring simplicity, primitiveness, ruggedness, and wildness, it has become the best outdoor shooting base for films and TV series based on West China and China history.

Shui Dong Gou

Destination: 50 minutes by car
To coexist harmoniously with natural features, buildings spot the same color as soil while bridges are built from wood and stone. All these features, together with an azure sky, beautiful reed catkins, and clear water, integrate into a wonderful picture scroll.

Western Xia Imperial Mausoleum

Destination: 40 minutes by car
The Western Xia Imperial Mausoleum is 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) west of Yinchuan, east of Helan Mountain. Since June 1972, nine imperial tombs and 253 lesser tombs, which are as grand as the Ming Tombs in Beijing, have been unearthed. Its total area of more than 50 square kilometers (19.3 square miles) and layout patterned after celestial bodies is unique among royal burials.

Ningxia Culture Park

Destination: 30 minutes by car
The Hui culture park was established in September 2005. It is located in Yinchuan, the capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The park is the only place in China designed specifically to showcase ethnic Hui culture and traditions.dest5

Rock Painting of the Helan Mountains

Destination: 60 minutes by car
With abundant contents and painting styles, the rock paintings are vivid and full of imaginations. They bring us precious information about ancient human beings and allow the enjoyment of art. Most of them are carvings and a small amount of them are colored drawings. The most classic ones are located in the Helan Pass.