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Travel in Ningxia

Ningxia Tour

Shapotou - Mystery of Desert


Shapotou (shā pō tóu 沙坡头), situated in Zhongwei (zhōng wèi 中卫) County, lies on the north bank of the Yellow Riverwhere it crosses the southeastern border of the Tengger Desert (téng gé lǐ shā mò 腾格里沙漠). Administratively it falls under Ningxia Hui Autonomous (níng xià huí zú zì zhì qū 宁夏回族自治区) Region-some 150 km (93 miles) south of Yinchuan City (yín chuān shì 银川市). Shapotou Tourism Area is regarded as one of the five most beautiful deserts in China, and is widely recognized as the Capital of Sand. Standing on the sand hill, one can see the desert extending to the north, and to the south, a boundless oasis. Both the grandeur of the north of China and the elegance of the south come together in this lovely place. Map

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 October 2010 02:45
Shahu - Best Places for Bird Watching

Shahu Sun Set

If you love both the desert and the world of water, Sand Lake (shā hú 沙湖) in northwest China is an ideal choice. Located in Pingluo (píng luó 平罗) County of the Ningxia Autonomous Region (níng xià huí zú zì zhì qū 宁夏回族自治区), 56 kilometers (about 35 miles) north of Yinchuan ((yín chuān 银川)), the capital city of Ningxia (níng xià 宁夏), Sand Lake is more than 80 square kilometers (about 31 square miles) in area, including 45 square kilometers (about 17 square miles) of lakes and over 22 square kilometers (about 8 square miles) of desert. This unique, natural scenery attracts millions of visitors from China and abroad. Map

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 October 2010 02:46
Special Food in Ningxia


Yinchuan (yín chuān 银川) is the capital city of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (níng xià huí zú zì zhì qū 宁夏回族自治区). The local cuisine features Muslin characteristics but still carries the advantages of Chinese cooking. The mouth-filling flavor can be found in meat dishes, pastries, appetizers and main courses. Here, we'll taste the delicacies in Yinchuan and satisfy your craving for delicious food.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:44
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