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China Hui Culture Park in Ningxia

An Islamic style building is reflected in a pond in China Hui Culture Park in Yinchuan, capital of north China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Oct. 20, 2010. The culture of Hui ethnic group is an integration of Islamic culture and traditional Chinese culture since China's Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). [Wang Song/Xinhua]

Located in Yongning County, Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China Hui Culture Park (中华回乡文化园) is the only them park in China that displays ethnic Hui culture, religion, and traditions. The display includes Hui folk culture, religion, dances, songs and movies, food, commerce and agriculture.

The Hui culture is an integration of Islamic culture and traditional Chinese culture from the Han and Tang Dynasty. The construction of the park began in 2001 and opened to the public in 2005. The establishment of the Hui Culture Park met the public's desire to learn more about the Hui culture.

The whole park is designed to cover a total area of 1000 mu (66.7 hectares), and currently the first-phase of 300 mu has been opened. The 300 mu (20 hectares) culture park includes an ethnic Hui museum, a ritual palace, a Hui ethnic customs village and a Hui catering and performance center. Moreover, it contains a Muslim restaurant and art craft shopping street, showcasing the culture, history, songs and dances as well as traditions and customs of the Hui ethnic group. The main attraction of the park is a white Islamic style building, which is surrounded by a long and round corridor.

The park includes the largest Hui Museum in China with a total area of 7,000 square meters. The museum looks like the Chinese character "Hui", which comprises of five halls and has 1,000 relics and books on the Hui people and Islamism.

Travel Tips:

1. Children below 1.2 meters can visit for free.

2. Children between 1.2 - 1.4 meters tall, elders from 60-69, soldier, students can get 50 percent discount.

3. There is no ticket sale on Tuesday.

Hours: 8 am – 8 pm (summer)

8 am – 6:30 pm (winter)

Admission: 120 yuan;

Tel: +86-951-8025777

How to get there:

1. By Bus: take bus No.302 and it will take 50 minutes to the destination. Costs 2 yuan.

2. By Car: you can drive you car via Beijing- Tibet Expressway and take off at Yongning

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