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Helanshan Rock Paintings

Yinchuan, China
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Ranked #6 of 46 attractions in Yinchuan
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Shanghai
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I've lived and traveled in China for 11 years, and I'd place this site in my top 3 attractions. I'm grateful we went. Upon arrival you'll be ushered into a middling to poor museum of rock art throughout China and the world - I'd advise skipping it (note: it appears that a new museum is under construction as of May... More

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Singapore
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147 reviews 147 reviews
63 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Visited in 2009 and found it interesting but you have to close your eyes to the usual China tourism squalor (gift shops, concrete paths, etc.). In 2009 we could climb the hills and stray off the sidewalks where we found additional carvings un-enhanced that were much more interesting. Why oh why can't the Chinese tourism industry learn to leave things... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I enjoyed this place but think for non-artists it might be too far for too little. Its highly commercialised "exit through the gift shop" and very much on the tour bus circuit. That said the rock carvings are interesting - if heavily "enhanced" to improve their kerb appeal.

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