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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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This place was quite interesting lots of things to see but it was a bit kitch some bits in English... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Abear88
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Melbourne, Australia
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Visit here if you really have nothing more important to do.

I have visited here so many times in the past 20 years and was a bid surprised to find their ticket... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Stone T
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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East Foot of Helan Mountain, West 35 Km from Yinchuan, Yinchuan 750200, China
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This place was quite interesting lots of things to see but it was a bit kitch some bits in English if you wanted to stand and read for a while covers a very large area a fare bit of walking and a fare way from...More

Thank Abear88
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have visited here so many times in the past 20 years and was a bid surprised to find their ticket price has increased so much. Value of money to visit here is not much, frankly speaking.

Thank Stone T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 14 August 2017 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 26 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

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