At 8:00am, you will be picked up from the lobby of your Yinchuan hotel and be driven to Shuidonggou Scenic Area, a 4-star national scenic area approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) away from downtown Yinchuan and a major national cultural heritage and geological park. Located in Liugwu City, Ningxia, it is one of the earliest Paleolithic sites excavated that contains rich and precious prehistoric information of ancient society about 30,000 years ago and the only one in the Yellow River Region. It is also reputed as the “birthplace of Chinese prehistoric archeology” and listed on national cultural heritage registry. More than 30,000 stone-made tools and 67 ancient animal fossils were unearthed over the course of six archaeological excavations. You will have 3 hours to explore the area. Later, take a break for lunch which is at your own expense and your guild could give you ideas and suggestions.
By 1:00pm, you will visit , another 4-star national scenic area. It incorporates four major elements of architecture: Hui museum, Etiquette Hall, Hui Street, and Family compound. Over there, you will get a sense of long history of Hui ethnic minority and their profound culture when walking through the long corridor of the park. You will spend 2 hours exploring the park.
At 2:00pm, continue to XiXia-style Garden where you will immerse in the culture of Xixia and also watch the performance of Ma Zhan here. After 2 hours of exploration, you will be transferred back to your Yinchian hotel where this wonderful day trip concludes.