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Yinchuan Private Day Tour to Western Xia Tombs and Rock Paintings of Helanshan

See the most famous UNESCO sites of Yinchuan on this full-day tour. Travel at your own pace without any rush, discover the history and culture of the Western Xia Dynasty; Learn the layout, burial ways, building techniques and arts of the imperial mausoleum; Get to know the Tangut civilization. Then travel to Helan Mountain to check out the minorities 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. Tour includes English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, entrance fee and lunch. Yinchuan hotel pick up and drop off also included.

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6 to 8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Private Tour
    • English speaking guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off(for hotels in Yinchuan City)
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entrance Fee
    • Entry/Admission - Western Xia Shihua Statue Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Western Xia Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Western Xia Imperial Tombs
    • Entry/Admission - Rock Paintings of Helan Mountain
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    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 Imperial 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

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, please provide hotel details when make booking
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Unique Beijing Tours

Activity ID: V-19099P273

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