Located in Yinchuan City, Haibao Pagoda (海宝塔) is the oldest architectural structure in Ningxia with a history of over 1,500 years. It is also called Bei Tower (North Tower) or Heibao Tower. According to ancient records, it was rebuilt during 407 - 427 by Western Xia emperor Helian Bobo, so it is also called Hebao Tower.
One of the Top eight scenic spots in Ningxia, it is a pavilion-style pagoda, with nine tiers and eleven flights of stairs. The rectangular pagoda is made of bricks, 54 meters high. Haibao Pagoda has a square base, 5.7 meters high and 19.7 meters long.
From the top, it is possible to see the Yellow River (Huanghe) away to the east, while to the west the majesty of the Helan range can be enjoyed. The view is comparable in beauty with any of the delicate scenery in South China. No wonder the pagoda is regarded as the symbol of Yinchuan City. It is listed as a National Key Cultural Relics Protection Unit.
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: 10 Yuan (including the charge for climbing the pagoda)
How to get there: Taxi, cost around 5 Yuan;
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