Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, located in the northwest of China, is a loess plateau with the Yellow River running through the region. As a province that was granted autonomous status since 1958, Ningxia is well known for its Muslim Hui ethnicity, the dominant minority among the 35 Chinese ethnic groups found in the region. Most of the regional attractions either feature the land's theme of sand and water or showcase an outstanding Islamic cultural flavor. China.org.cn brings you the region's top 10 most popular tourist attractions.
Ningxia Museum. [File Photo]
Ningxia Museum is a provincial-level comprehensive museum located at the People's Square of Jinfeng District, Yinchuan City. Covering an area of 30,258 square meters, the four-story building houses a collection of 40,000 historical relics, of which 159 are rated first grade.
The museum takes the shape of the Chinese character "Hui" to highlight the local Hui culture. Inside, eight exhibition halls accommodate exhibits of the Hui culture, Western Xia relics and stone rubbings from the Helan Mountains. This modern museum is also equipped with LED screen displays and advanced sound systems.
Working Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:50 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
How to get there: Take bus No. 11, 17, 41, 101, 102, or 201 in downtown Yinchuan and get off at the People's Square station