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About Helan

Helan County is located in the northern part of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and is known for its beautiful scenery. Helan County is home to historical sites such as Neolithic ruins, ancient Chinese tombs, the Baisikou Twin Towers, and the Hongfo Pagoda, as well as natural landscapes including ancient crossing points over the Yellow River and Yellow River wetlands. The rock paintings at Helan Mountain are also a site not to be missed. They are a treasure trove that has recorded the customs, religion, hunting, and warfare culture of nomadic people.

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Helan Mountain Rock Painting
2,909 Reviews
Historical Site
Helan Mountain rock painting, located in Jinshan Township, Helan County, Yinchuan City, was born about 10,000 years ago. It was a picture drawn and chiseled on the rocks by ancient ancestors in the long years using realistic or abstract artistic techniques. It records all aspects of ancient human social life in Yinchuan. There is also a rock painting museum in the scenic area that can be visited. The exhibits in the museum are mainly replicas and photographs of rock paintings. Walking along the boardwalk in the scenic area, it is the Helan Waterfall. The tourists with plenty of time can continue to walk deeper. The more natural the scenery is, the more beautiful it is.
Suyukou Ski Resort
81 Reviews
The Suyukou Ski Resort is situated in the famous scenic spot Suyukou Forest Park. It is enclosed by mountains and has amazing scenery. It is a large-scale professional alpine ski resort in the northwest region. This place is snowy and is the ideal alpine ski resort in Ningxia. The snow field is fully equipped to meet the needs of different tourist. In addition, the snow field has brought in professional snow machines, snowmobile and other ski equipment from abroad, with many professional coaches,providing professional training for skiers.
Zhenbeibao West Film Art Center
Nearby City
11,855 Reviews
Film Studio
Zhenbeibao West Film Art Center is located in Yinchuan's Xixia District. This outdoor studio might seem a little rough and simple at first but it's well worth traveling the distance to see. Many famous Chinese films, including "The Herdsman", "Red Sorghum", "A Chinese Odyssey", and "14 Blades", were filmed here. Gong Li, Jiang Wen, Zhang Yimou - it seems as if every famous Chinese actor, actress and director has been here at some time. Within the three parts of the studio, Ming Dynasty City, Qing Dynasty City, Old Yinchuan Street, visitors are bound to see all sorts of familiar movie scenes. Additionally, visitors can even dress up in costume, play with movie props, and walk the ground where famous movies were filmed and famous stars once walked.
Shahu Lake
Nearby City
4,359 Reviews
Shahu Lake is located approximately 50 km northwest of Yinchuan in Ningxia Province. The lake is surrounded by stunning desert scenery. Located in the northern part of the visitor site, the lake is known for its clear blue water and reed beds. A boat trip to the southern part of the lake offers a spectacular view over the surrounding sand dunes. The lake offers excellent birdwatching opportunities – it is a natural breeding ground for a number of bird species including the Chinese spot-billed duck, the red-crested pochard, and the gray heron. Shahu Lake is also home to many migrating birds, which visit the lake from April-May and September-October.

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