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Helanshan Rock Paintings

Yinchuan, China
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Beautiful outdoor setting - Mediocre attraction

The mountains and surroundings of this area are stunning and perfect for an outside adventure (but... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
TravelistaBelle
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Worn away

The ancient rock paintings are pretty hard to see in the wild - considering they've been exposed to... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2016
kingdombythesea
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Guangzhou, China
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good57%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
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18 Nov 2016
“Beautiful outdoor setting - Mediocre attraction”
21 Jan 2016
“Worn away”
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Yinchuan, China
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The mountains and surroundings of this area are stunning and perfect for an outside adventure (but if that's what you want you're better off going to the National Park). The museum is very well designed, arranged and maintained; an interesting visit. The rock carvings themselves...More

Thank TravelistaBelle
Reviewed 21 January 2016

The ancient rock paintings are pretty hard to see in the wild - considering they've been exposed to the elements for thousands of years it's not surprising - and only the ones in the museum are really clear. The area itself is quite scenic, and...More

Thank kingdombythesea
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Make sure to go further into the canyon as most of the tourist groups do. The place is crowed and touristy at the beginning, but is getting really nice. There are some options to hike up the mountains and look down the canyon.

2  Thank SebBud
Reviewed 6 February 2015

if you stand under the cliff, you can not figure out how the ancient people to carve the vivid living scenes on these enormous rocks. Maybe this is the way history goes, some carved in rock, some written in paper, some, just fade away~

Thank Cecilia O
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I read the writing about this place for long time. And proud to admit, when my friends know that I had been there via my facebook album, they are all delighted.

Thank YuS4
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I've lived and traveled in China for 11 years, and I'd place this site in my top 3 attractions. I'm grateful we went. Upon arrival you'll be ushered into a middling to poor museum of rock art throughout China and the world - I'd advise...More

2  Thank FeltonS
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Visited in 2009 and found it interesting but you have to close your eyes to the usual China tourism squalor (gift shops, concrete paths, etc.). In 2009 we could climb the hills and stray off the sidewalks where we found additional carvings un-enhanced that were...More

2  Thank SingaporeGirl
Reviewed 24 July 2013

I enjoyed this place but think for non-artists it might be too far for too little. Its highly commercialised "exit through the gift shop" and very much on the tour bus circuit. That said the rock carvings are interesting - if heavily "enhanced" to improve...More

Thank Mightymark9
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