The capital of Ningxia, YINCHUAN is a bland modern city possessing little of essential interest bar the Islamic designs incorporated into many of its buildings, some of which pulse with green neon at night. From 1038, however, Yinchuan was capital of the Western Xia kingdom, an independent state which survived for less than 200 years. It was virtually forgotten about until the early twentieth century, when archeological remains started being recognized for what they were; you should definitely make a visit to their weathered mausoleums, some 20km outside the city.

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