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Western Xia Mausoleums National Archaeological Park
Yinchuan Top 1 in Local History

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3,977 Reviews
Cemetery
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Closed Open from 4/1-10/31,8:00am-5:30pm;Open from 11/1-3/31,9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-4 hours
Address: Helan Mountain, Xixia District, Yinchuan City
Official website: http://nxxling.cn/
Phone: 0951-5668960 0951-5668966

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weizd: We got there too late, and explainer said too much, thus left us little time to visit the tomb.The Russian robber stole all the outside parts. What a pity !

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  • needasinecure
    needasinecure
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    If in YinChuan you must see this museum

    First, remember to bring your passport or you may not be able to buy a ticket. This was my first visit to the Xixia museum, which has recently opened replacing the old Xixia Tombs museum. This moder...

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  • WorldGlutton
    WorldGlutton
    Zurich , Switzerland
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    An educational and interesting experience to have visited the poorly understood era of Western Xia Dynasty !!!

    From the city of Yinchuan, it took us 45 mins drive on tour bus to arrive at Xi Xia Mausoleum, which is the Imperial cemetery of Xi Xia Kingdom. Xi Xia or Western Xia was a dynasty situated at this N...

    Reviewed on /Date(1571607339000+0800)/
  • masterman2
    masterman2
    Hong Kong, China
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    Prepare for lots of footwork

    And, if the weather is sunny, bring the sun protection gears. The 2 km hike to the tomb tower has no shelters, and after the sightseeing you have to walk all the way back.Do visit the informative muse...

    Reviewed on /Date(1563840873000+0800)/
  • Donna V
    Donna V
    Stockholm, Sweden
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    if in Yinchuan a Must Visit site - 1000 years of history, so unique

    I have visited most provinces in China and in Ningxia I chose the Xia Tombs as my main destination. I can definitely say that it is worth the visit due to the expanse of mountains, the rugged landscap...

    Reviewed on /Date(1558828103000+0800)/
  • LarsRo
    LarsRo
    Malmo, Sweden
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    Tombs from an ancient empire

    This is the ruins of tombs built about thousand years ago in during the Western Xia empire (also called the Tan gut empire). The tombs have been partially excavated and many of the artefacts are on di...

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Introduction

The Western Xia Mausoleums are a complex of tombs located in the western suburbs of Yinchuan City at the foot of the Helan Mountains. These are the imperial tombs of the Western Xia Dynasty (1038-1227) and many emperors are buried here alongside their family members. The entire mausoleum complex holds the graves of nine emperors along with 140 accompanying tombs. The shape of the Western Xia Tombs are shaped differently from those of other imperial Chinese tombs and tomb clusters. Structurally, they resemble a piece of cornmeal "wotou" bread or a sharp-sided domed pyramid. The scenic area also has built a museum dedicated to the Western Xia Dynasty complete with exhibits on art and history of the Western Xia and an array of carved stone steles from that period. The museum hosts an abundance of imperial relics of the Western Xia. Museum docents are delighted to share all they know and will happily assist visitors in understanding more about the rise and fall of the Western Xia and their mysterious, fascinating culture and customs.
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