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Stop At: Western Xia Shihua Statue Museum, Near Jiefang West Street, Xixia District, Yinchuan 750021 China
Your English speaking guide and private car will pick you up in your hotel's lobby. Then heading directly to Western Xia Tombs. On the way, your tour guide will explain the related histories and stories, feel free to ask questions if you have.
Your first stop is the Western Xia Museum. Follow your tour guide, get to know the splendid history and culture of the West Xia Dynasty (1038-1227). You will see cultural relics like stone horses, tablets, porcelains, Buddhist sutras, paintings, statues etc.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Western Xia Palace, Jinshui Tourist Area Xixia District, Yinchuan 750021 China
Move on to Western Xia Tablets Forest. Stroll around the area, check out different tablets which tells the stories and histories about the dynasty.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Western Xia Tombs, East Foot of Helan Mountain, West 35 Km from Yinchuan, Yinchuan 750200 China
Western Xia Tombs are the royal mausoleums of the emperors in the Western Xia Dynasty (1038-1227), the Tombs are the best-preserved historic cultural heritage representing the Tangut civilization at the largest scale and in the highest rank. It include 9 imperial mausoleums, 254 subordinate tombs, 1 site of large architectural complex and more than 10 brick-and-tile kiln sites. Many unearthed funerary objects and the remaining cultural relics such as inscriptions, stone statues and building components take on vivid shapes, unique ornamentations, and living nomadic features. It was in the lists of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
Follow your tour guide to explore the tomb which including the tomb walls, tomb platforms, foundations and building components. You will visit Tomb No1, 2 and 3. Learn the layout, burial ways, building techniques and arts of the imperial mausoleum. Get to know the Tangut civilization, an ethnic minority civilization, prospering in an agricultural-husbandry area in Northwest China.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Rock Paintings of Helan Mountain, Hekankou, East Side of Helan Mountain, Yinchuan China
Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, then heading to Helan Mountain.
Helan mountain is the homelands of northern China minorities include Huns, Xianbei, Tujue, Uighur and Tibet in ancient time. They carved the scenes of their daily lives on the stones of the mountain 3,000 to 10,000 years ago which reflects their aesthetic taste, social customs and life style. There are more than 20 spots of rock paintings were found here.
After enter the park, first you will visit a museum and get to know the rock carvings in China and the world. Then take their battery bus to the foot of the mountain. Stroll around the area with your tour guide, enjoy different rock paintings on the mountain and learn its meaning.
After your tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Yinchuan.
Duration: 2 hours