General Introduction to Yinchuan

Yinchuan CityYinchuan is the capital city of Ningxia province. With an average altitude of 1,100 meters, Yinchuan is rich in water and natural resources. It is also called the land of fish and rice in the frontier. Established in 678 in Tang Dynasty, Yinchuan has a history of more than 1,300 years. There are many ethnic groups living in Yinchuan city including the Han, Hui, Manchu, Mongolian, and Chaoxian people.

Traditionally, Yinchuan was an administrative and commercial center. In the 1950s it had many commercial enterprises, and there were some handicrafts but no modern industry. The city has since grown considerably. Extensive coal deposits discovered on the eastern bank of the Yellow River, near Shizuishan, 100 km to the north, have made Shizuishan a coal-mining center.



Yinchuan Weather and Climate

Yinchuan has a desert climate with cold and windy (but dry) winters, dust-laden springs, hot and somewhat humid summers, and rather short autumns. The annual mean temperature is 9.4 °C (48.9 °F), while the precipitation, much of it falling during late spring and summer, stands at only 186 millimetres (7.32 in). Diurnal temperature differences tend to be large due to the aridity, which also partly contributes to the high annual sunshine hour total of just over 2,900 hours. There are 158 frost-free days.

Top Ten Attactions in Yinchuan

Yinchuan is rich in natural beauty and tourism resources. Famous attractions and scenic spots in Yinchuan are Helan Mountain, Sand Lake Scenic Resort (Sha Hu) and Shapotou and so on. Tourists come to Yinchuan to expoplore this historical and cultural city. Here are some attractions of Yinchuan.


Sand-Lake Sand-Lake




Jade-Emperor-Pavilion Jade-Emperor-Pavilion

Nanguan-Mosque Nanguan-Mosque



Helanshan-Rock-Carvings National-Forest-Park

Najiahu-Mosque  Najiahu-Mosque


Yinchuan Public Transport

Yinchuan is capital city of Ningxia province. Transportation is convenient here. There are many airlines from and to Yinchuan from most of the cities in mainland China. You can also travel to Yinchuan by trains, buses. In the city, there are many ways to get around, such as buses, taxi, motor bike and so on.


Yinchuan Public Transport By Air

Yinchuan Public Transport By Trains

Yinchuan Public Transport By Bus

Yinchuan Public Transport By Taxi

Yinchuan Public Transport By Bike

Yinchuan Public Transport By Motorbike



Top Ten Hotels in Yinchuan

Yinchuan is the capital city of Ningxia Province. It is also the economical, political and cultural center of Ningxia province. There are many luxry hotels in Yinchuan. Here are some of the hotels we recommended. Please contact us if you want to book the hotels.




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Ningfeng-Hotel Ningfeng-Hotel






Haiyue-Jianguo Haiyue-Jianguo


Famous Food in Yinchuan

Yinchuan, as a main cultural center for the Hui people in China, offers a variety of unique Muslim food as well as traditional Chinese fare. Visitors can not only sample authentic Islamic dishes but also taste some of the unique Hui cuisine.The dishes most representative of Yinchuan are Qingzheng Yanggaorou (steamed lamb), Shouzhua Yangrou (mutton eaten with hands), Yangrou Paomo (shredded cake in mutton and beef soup), and Xiangsuji (spiced crisp chicken).



Yinchuan Food mutton

Yinchuan Food  beef-soup

Yinchuan Food spiced-crisp-chicken

Yinchuan Food  tea-leaf

Yinchuan Food longan

Yinchuan Food   raisin

Yinchuan Food   dried-apricot

Yinchuan Food   walnut-kernel

Yinchuan Food   Mianpi-Salad


Top Ten Restaurants in Yinchuan

There are many local restaurants on the both street of Yinchuan. You can easily find a local restaurants providing the traditional Yinchuan food. Here are some best selected restaurants.


Yinchuan restaurants Huanghelou Islamic Restaurant

Yinchuan Restaurant Laomao Shouzhua Meishi Lou

 Yinchuan Restaurant  Sha Hu Restaurant

 Yinchuan Restaurant  Wanbao Lou

Yinchuan Restaurant Chenyi Paomoguan

Yinchuan Restaurant Shuiluobu

Yinchuan Restaurant KFC

Yinchuan Restaurant Dicos

Yinchuan Restaurant Lasa Flavor Snack Shop

Yinchuan Restaurant Little Circle Building



Things to Do in Yinchuan

Hui people are good at singing and dancing. You can enjoy folk songs of strong northwest flavor called Huizu Hua'er. You can listen to melodious music played on a special instrument called a Kouxian in the local showplaces or recreation rooms. Additionally, you can attend wonderful performances every month on the 1st and 15th days of the lunar calendar at Haibao Pagoda.

Things to Do in Yinchuan Xinhua Jie

  Things to Do in Yinchuan Jiefang Jie

Yinchuan pubs and bars South Gate Square

Yinchuan nightlife Zhongshan Beijie

Yinchuan bars Qianxi International Club

Yinchuan bars 1970 Bar

Yinchuan bars Langui Fang

Yinchuan bars Mingxiuyuan Tea House

Yinchuan bars Mingdian Café

Yinchuan bars Mingxiang Yuan KTV




Yinchuan Shopping

Here one can not only buy unique local products or souvenirs but also enjoy shopping in such an interesting place. Yinchuan will provide you with many special agricultural products and tourist craftworks. Yinchuan is not a big city, yet there are some products here that are of local flavor. The famous 'Five Treasures': liquorice, Helan stone, sheepskin, Barbary wolfberry fruit and facai may be good choices for you. In addition, sunflowers, Chinese dates, tremellas, and folk porcelain can be bought at vendor's stands along the street. You can haggle over the price with sellers in such places..

Yinchuan shopping Licorice-Root

Yinchuan shoppingHelan-Stone

Yinchuan shoppingHandicrafts

Yinchuan shoppingfabric


Yinchuan shopping knife

Yinchuan shopping embroidery

Yinchuan shopping butter

Yinchuan shopping sculpture

Yinchuan shopping Barley-Wine

Yinchuan shopping Painted-Eggshell




Yinchuan Travel Tips

1.Yinchuan is the capital city of Ningxia province.

2.The best time to visit Yinchuan is Summer.

3.The altitude of Yinchuan is about 1100 meters.