Ningxia

A Brief Look at Ningxia

Ningxia is an ethnically diverse region of northwest China that has a total area of 66,400 km2 and a population of nearly 6.5 million people. The province is split into five administrative districts with the capital being Yinchuan City. Ningxia is the designated homeland for China’s Hui minority and there are many ethnic villages. Other than culture significance, the diverse landscape of Ningxia is truly breathtaking to behold and there is bound to be something that will interest visitors from any walk of life.

Top 5 Must See Festivals

【April - Zhongwei】(Ningxia, China) Sand Lake International Bird-Watching Festival

【July - Zhongwei】China Ningxia (Shapotou) Great Desert and Yellow River International Tourism Festival

【August - Yinchuan】Sand Lake International Water Sports Tourism Festival

【September - Yinchuan】 Ningxia Yinchuan International Yellow River Cultural Festival

【April to October - Yinchuan】2018 China-Helan Mountain International Windmill Festival

Top 5 Tourist Attractions

  • Shapotou, Zhongwei
  • Sand Lake, Yinchuan
  • The West Movie Studio of Zhenbei Forts, Yinchuan
  • Shuidonggou Site, Lingwu
  • 108 Dagobas, Qingtongxia

Weather

  • Continental climate
  • Generally warm and temperate during the summer, but quite chilly during the winter.
  • Average summer temperature in July is 17 to 24°C, making it a popular place to escape summer heat.
  • Average winter temperature in January is -7 to -15°C.

Best Time To Travel

May to October

Transportation

  • There are four airports in Ningxia, namely Yinchuan Hedong Airport, Zhongwei shapotou Airport, Guyuan Liupanshan Airport and Wuhai Airport. 
  • You can easily reach Ningxia via domestic flights from cities all around China. 
  • Flights connecting Dubai and Yinchuan have started flying since May 2016.

Culture

  • Once being the capital of Western Xia Dynasty, Yingchuan is surrounded by a bunch of related heritage sites, such as the Western Xia Tombs, Helan Mountains and stretches of the Great Wall.
  • Buddhism had seen its brightest days in the region during ancient times, leaving a lot of Buddhist architecture such as 108 Dagobas at Qingtongxia and Mount Sumeru (Xumishan) Grottoes.

Cuisine

  • Mutton Hot Pot
  • Mutton with Goji Berries
  • Steamed “Dove Fish” (Northern Bronze Gudgeon)

Meat other than lamb, beef and poultry (such as chicken, duck and goose) are rare to see in Ningxia.

Reviews
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從前從前......你所不知道的寧夏
Jul 06, 2018 10:34 | kakaming | 寧夏回族自治區
文明的火炬早於3萬多年前已出現在寧夏,比任何王朝統治該地區更早。水洞溝遺址是明代長城沿線的軍事基地,也是中國最早出土的舊石器時代遺址,被譽為「東方史前考古的搖籃」。直到2014年,該遺址被挖掘了六次,挖出了許多的石器和化石。在水洞溝博物館裡,你可以了解到許多有關當地史前歷史的材料。除了考古學上的意義,水洞溝遺址還有一些保存完好的明朝軍事建築,包括明長城、烽火台、藏兵洞和紅山堡。寧夏的另一個史前遺址位於著名的賀蘭山。在賀蘭口(此峽谷隘口從西北方向貫穿賀蘭山脈)有6,000多副摩崖石刻,賀蘭山岩畫的構圖主要是人物、動物和象徵符號,描繪著史前生活的場景,如狩獵、放牧、戰鬥、節日舞蹈和祭祀等。另外, ..
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【沙漠中的寧夏】新鮮枸杞密密摘
Jun 17, 2018 16:53 | link | 寧夏,銀川
寧夏回族自治區位於中國西北部,分為五個行政區,即銀川(省會)、石嘴山、吳忠、固原和中衛。當地最大的國際機場是銀川河東國際機場,如果從中國其他城市出發,則可以搭乘國內線航班前往中衛沙坡頭機場、固原六盤山機場或烏海機場。寧夏特產之一是有「可以吃的紅寶石」之稱的枸杞。這種漿果是維生素和礦物質的良好來源,包括維生素C、維生素A、鐵、鋅、纖維和抗氧化劑等,早於古代已被當作藥用植物,用於治療眼、肝和腎疾病。寧夏種植的枸杞被認為是最好的,具有最佳的藥用效果,當地人在烹飪或喝水、茶或酒時常會加入枸杞乾,例如有名的「八寶茶」。枸杞是最受遊客歡迎的紀念品,除了枸杞乾,還有許多形形式式的加工產品,如枸杞味酸奶、枸 ..
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大漠下的賀蘭山
Jun 01, 2018 11:16 | bena | 中國,寧夏,賀蘭縣
「賀蘭山下陣如雲,羽檄交馳日夕聞」王維是到過寧夏境內,所以寫下這樣的詩句。寧夏的賀蘭山由於地理位置的特殊性,邊關戰場,歷來滿佈刀光劍影,戰時就是兵家必爭之地。「賀蘭」一詞據說是蒙古語「赫蘭」的轉音,其意為「駿馬」。幾千年來,數不盡的國家、民族、部落在這裡生活、居留、放牧。也因此戰火紛爭不斷,民族遷移十分頻繁。神秘的西夏王朝,就建都在賀蘭山下。據說,賀蘭山主峰的敖包疙瘩是蒙古人在賀蘭山最高處,用石頭堆起的一個敖包,是他們祈禱平安,幸福和美好的場所。可惜蜿蜒在賀蘭山的巍巍長城,並沒有真正地抵擋得住牆外奔襲而來的鐵騎。而今,戰火硝煙已遠去,此處已是殘垣斷壁、荒漠土塚。那個曾經偏執一方的西夏王國,早 ..
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寧夏,至此對你念念不忘!
May 25, 2018 12:16 | bena | 中國,寧夏
「塞上江南,神奇寧夏」 不得不承認,中國的每一個省份都有著她的獨特美,在大西北的高山荒漠旁邊,地處半乾旱地區,但卻有江南風光般的肥沃土地。在這裡的你會驚奇地發現,大漠金沙、黃土丘陵,河流蘆葦......強烈的對比下,這兩種不同的景色,融合的竟是那麼巧妙,交織成一幅既蒼涼又壯麗的畫卷。要了解和探尋西夏文化,自然要到西夏陵。進入陵區之後,藍天之下,一座座兀然獨立的塔形黃土堆忽然躍入視線時,就不由自主地陷入了其神秘的氛圍之中,彷彿置身於一個巨大的歷史迷城,每座陵園,都纏繞著解不開的問號。背靠賀蘭山,一把大火燒成了土塚,沿著一座座圓錐狀的陵塚和方形闕台行走,周邊散落的王公貴戚陪葬的墓堆。想到千年之前 ..
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Silence of a Desert is the Best Music for a Real Getaway from City Life
Dec 02, 2017 10:12 | kingying | Ningxia
Tengger Gold Sand Sea Resort is a perfect choice to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is just 6km away from Zhongwei city center but since it is located in the middle of the edge of desert. The surroundings are deadly quiet after sunset. You can hear every breath inhale and exhale ..
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Glamping in Ningxia’s Tengger Desert. Envy Me, People!
Dec 01, 2017 10:11 | kingying | Ningxia
Have you ever wonder what it was like to “glamp” in the middle of the desert? According to urban dictionary, glamping means “to camp in style, comfort, and/or luxury while still experiencing the great outdoors”, and that is exactly what Tengger Gold Sand Sea Resort can offer!The resort has 15 fully ..