Yinchuan Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

In the sun-parched land of Níngxià, Yínchuān has managed to thrive. The Tangut founders wisely chose this spot as their capital, planting the city between a source of water and a natural barrier from the Gobi Desert. Modern-day Yínchuān is predominantly Han, although its many mosques reveal its status as the capital of the Hui peoples’ homeland. Yínchuān is also a handy jumping-off point for longer trips to western Inner Mongolia. The name Yínchuān means ‘Silver River’. Some say it comes from the alkaline land which can appear white, while others say that it’s because the Yellow River is clear in these parts and can appear bright, but the exact origin is obscure.

What to do in Yinchuan  for 24h to 48h? 

Places of Interest

Hǎibǎo Pagoda

This fantastically well-preserved pagoda in the north of town is a beauty. It is a highly photogenic element of the surrounding temple, while to the south lie the waters and willow trees of South Lake.

Western Xià Tombs

The Western Xia Tombs, which resemble giant beehives, are Níngxià’s most celebrated sight. There are nine imperial tombs, plus 200 lesser tombs, in an area of 50 sq km – there are electric carts if you’re not up for walking.

Western Xià Tombs

108 Dagobas

This unusual arrangement of Tibetan-style Buddhist dagobas, or stupas, is 83km south of Yínchuān, not far from the town of Qīngtóngxiá . The 12 rows of (much renovated) brick vaselike structures date from the Yuan dynasty and are arranged in a large triangular constellation on the banks of the Yellow River.

108 Dagobas

Nánguān Mosque

This modern Middle Eastern–style mosque is a 1981 rebuild of the Ming-dynasty mosque that was entirely destroyed during the Cultural Revolution

Níngxià Museum

Located halfway between the new and old cities, this cavernous, well-mounted museum contains an extensive collection of rock art, Silk Road–era pottery and ancient Korans as well as the requisite hall of communist propaganda and Mao fun facts.

Where to Eat?

Yingbin Restaurant

Yingbin Restaurant is located at the West Avenue, Liberation road, Xingqing District. It is a famous Muslim restaurant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.Yingbin Restaurant is famous for its hot pot and instant-boiled mutton. In addition, the dishes of Yingbin restaurant are also popular here such as the roast duck, braised carp in soy sauce, cold chicken’s gizzard and etc.

braised carp in soy sauce,

Shahu Hotel

Shahu restaurant is located at the No.58, West Avenue, Culture road, Xingqing District. Travelers can take the city bus line 3 and get off at the Hubin road station. Its characteristics are Shahu fish head, Shahu lyceum bean milk and Shahu steamed bread which is selected as one of the safety food in Ningxia.

Xianhe Restaurant

Xianhe restaurant is located at No. 204, Xinhua street, Xingqing District, near the Zhongshan South street.The flavor of the dishes here is full-bodied. Here are some recommended dishes: Chinese dumplings, Fried rib mutton, Sheep neck, Yellow river carp, Cold shredded potato and etc.

Shaguoxin Restaurant

Shaguoxin restaurant is located at the No.76, Yuhuang Pavilion north street, Old urban District. Although the restaurant is small, there are many kinds of casserole.Lots people will go there to have lunch or dinner, so travelers have to wait at the dinner time if they go there a little late.

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Any Cool Experience to share in Yinchuan?

How was your layover in Yinchuan? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

Have a great layover !

 

 

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