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Western Xia Tombs

East Foot of Helan Mountain, West 35 Km from Yinchuan, Yinchuan 750200, China
+86 951 611 9581
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Impressive History and scenery combined to make the Western Xia Tombs a must see

Visited the Western Xia Tombs while during a one month stay in Yinchuan. Spectacular desert scenery... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve G
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Sydney Australia
Best place to Witness The east pyramid and its history

It's a must to visit the museum gallery after visiting the tombs to get a clearer picture on how... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ShieoYee
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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East Foot of Helan Mountain, West 35 Km from Yinchuan, Yinchuan 750200, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the Western Xia Tombs while during a one month stay in Yinchuan. Spectacular desert scenery with the Helan mountains as a backdrop. Checking out the museum before seeing the tombs provided a good perspective of the history of the tombs and the area. The...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a must to visit the museum gallery after visiting the tombs to get a clearer picture on how big is the real tomb compound. Go after 3pm when the weather is a bit cooling and to avoid tourists.

Thank ShieoYee
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

A very hot day to walk/travel from Tomb to tomb, make sure drink lots of water or can choose a cooler month to visit

Thank irenry
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Western Xia Tombs are famous. Now they are on the Yinchuan Starbucks mugs, but if you do not speak and read Chinese visiting them isn't going to be that interesting unless you enjoy looking at large dirt mounds. The museum is nice, but it...More

Thank chris-globalbridge
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I can laugh about it now, but chopped heads and impaled dismembered bodies as part of the Western Xia Museum was not what I expected when we decided to visit this top location near Yinchuan. Avoid the bloody reenactment of the historic battles if you...More

Thank Ozana M
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The tomb is by 50 min far from Yinchuan downtown by bus. There is a museum telling story about the local kingdom of Yinchuan and Ningxia 'Xixia dynasty' there, also the structure outside and inside the tomb. However, we could not walk inside the tomb,...More

Thank Ann_anncy
Reviewed 4 September 2016

it is a little outside the town on yinchuan and can be reached either by a taxi or a bus. the place has a museum and tombs. The museum was really good the tombs on the otherhand I didnt find to be that extraordinary. I...More

Thank mshemyalnisar
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

The Chinese are masters of making the minute look ostentatious. The entrance, driveways and build up, to what essentially looks like giant ant hills, definitely left you in awe and built up your anticipation. The English sign post translations do not amount to much in...More

1  Thank TravelistaBelle
Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is actually a pretty well set up attraction for China. You can walk yourself around, which might be nice in summer, but we went in winter and hopped between areas on the electric cart. Still spent two hours here. It's best to examine the...More

Thank kingdombythesea
Reviewed 6 November 2015

I was amazed by the scale of the area and the history of Xia civilization. The place is well preserved and it even has Visitor Aid for visitor to get clarification.

Thank Iskanis
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