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Address: East Foot of Helan Mountain, West 35 Km from Yinchuan, Yinchuan 750200, China
Phone Number: 0951-6119581
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the history of short west xia

the tomb is not the same as we expect.of it is looks like a man made mountain.most part of the tomb already destroied. in the museum there .first you can see some history of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It is an interesting array of artifacts from a past era. The museum is filled with items excavated from the tombs outside. After the museum there is a little walk through a quiet path with stones engraved with a variety of Chinese character styles. Then a little further to a large open area of tombs. After a quick look we... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

it's the pyramid of ethnic pride, it's even more beautiful under the orange sunset. you can see the Helan Mountain veiled in light blue. why not lye down on the plain and shower the tranquility.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

the tomb is not the same as we expect.of it is looks like a man made mountain.most part of the tomb already destroied. in the museum there .first you can see some history of the xia dynasty..see the people dress in that time . this dynasty last short time in chinese history but has brillant cultrual .a lot of stories... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It is another dynasty in China which only last for two hundreds years. The museum inside the tomb present detailed information of the dynasty.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The locals are completely bewildered by tourists taking such an interest in these things, and you can't really blame them. When they were built, they were glorious pagodas festooned with decorations, flowing eaves, etc. The problem is, the Xia built them out of mud and wood. So, sure enough, the decorations eventually fell off and what we're left with are... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I first became interested in Ningxia after seeing a photo of the tombs, and I was not disappointed by my experience, though it would be cool if you could see even more than just the mausoleum no. 3. I visited at the end of September on a cool and misty day and was able to get the place to myself... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We visited the Xixia Tombs as a part of a day trip to see the Great Wall. As a side trip, it was worth stopping, but I'm not sure it would have been worth the 45 min-1 hour drive just to see the tombs. The museum and the tombs were interesting to see. We would have liked to see a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Honestly, it's quite a disappointment after making the effort to go there. It has nothing to do with pyramids -- so ignore the promotion pamphlet. Not much to see and the exhibition is very average. That said, normally this is one of the many sites for your visit to Yinchuan. So, a short stop over is OK.

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

about 45mins outside town in a quiet and green area - I enjoyed the chance to walk around and visit the museum - OK you have to ignore the terrible commercial development all around and the guys with speaker phones - but yea the tombs are kind of unique and interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

It's very hot in July so bring a lot of water. The museum had very beautiful artifacts. The tomb was magnificent. It's about an hour out of yinchuan. A lot of Chinese souvenirs for relatively chesp

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