China - Ningxia (Chapter)

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This is the Ningxia chapter from Lonely Planet’s China guidebook.

With its raw landscape of dusty plains and stark mountains, sliced in two by the Yellow River, Ningxia is a timeless landscape where farmers till the hard yellow earth just like their ancestors did.

  • visit the Western Xia Tombs outside Yinchuan, a rare reminder of a long-vanished culture
  • maps
  • explore the little-visited Buddhist grottoes of Xumi Shan, with their hundreds of statues
  • transport
  • be startled by the unsettling statuary in the riveting Arhat Hall of Gao Temple
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Yinchuan, Helan Shan, Zhongwei, Guyuan, Tongxin.

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