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Dubious

This site was a 'side tour'. I understand having national pride but I suspect that after recent... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew H
via mobile
Not a must see, however, an interesting place to visit if you are in the area

Visited as part of all all day trip between Yinchuan and the Helan Mountains. There were more... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Steve G
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Sydney Australia
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4 weeks ago
“Dubious”
16 Aug 2017
“Not a must see, however, an interesting place to visit if you are in the area”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site was a 'side tour'. I understand having national pride but I suspect that after recent rain damage they tried to recreate the history in a very obvious fake manner. Some of the impressions looked like someone had made them yesterday.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Visited as part of all all day trip between Yinchuan and the Helan Mountains. There were more impressive places to see on the trip, however, the rock paintings were worth a visit.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It's recommended to visit the Ningxia museum before visiting helanshan rock paintings. You will be awed by having to see the painting right in your eyes (though some are faded and hardly seen). The mountain surrounding it is awesome and give you the surreal feel....More

Thank ShieoYee
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The mountains and surroundings of this area are stunning and perfect for an outside adventure (but if that's what you want you're better off going to the National Park). The museum is very well designed, arranged and maintained; an interesting visit. The rock carvings themselves...More

Thank TravelistaBelle
Reviewed 21 January 2016

The ancient rock paintings are pretty hard to see in the wild - considering they've been exposed to the elements for thousands of years it's not surprising - and only the ones in the museum are really clear. The area itself is quite scenic, and...More

Thank kingdombythesea
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Make sure to go further into the canyon as most of the tourist groups do. The place is crowed and touristy at the beginning, but is getting really nice. There are some options to hike up the mountains and look down the canyon.

2  Thank SebBud
Reviewed 6 February 2015

if you stand under the cliff, you can not figure out how the ancient people to carve the vivid living scenes on these enormous rocks. Maybe this is the way history goes, some carved in rock, some written in paper, some, just fade away~

Thank Cecilia O
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I read the writing about this place for long time. And proud to admit, when my friends know that I had been there via my facebook album, they are all delighted.

Thank YuS4
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I've lived and traveled in China for 11 years, and I'd place this site in my top 3 attractions. I'm grateful we went. Upon arrival you'll be ushered into a middling to poor museum of rock art throughout China and the world - I'd advise...More

2  Thank FeltonS
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Visited in 2009 and found it interesting but you have to close your eyes to the usual China tourism squalor (gift shops, concrete paths, etc.). In 2009 we could climb the hills and stray off the sidewalks where we found additional carvings un-enhanced that were...More

2  Thank SingaporeGirl
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