©

Yinchuan trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Yinchuan

Trip Planner Asia  /  China  /  Ningxia  /  Yinchuan
(3.3/5 based on 280+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, sightseeing, museums
Yinchuan is the capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China, and former capital of the Western Xia Empire of the Tanguts. It has an area of 4467sqkm and a total population of 1.99 million. Its built up area is home to 1,290,170 inhabitants spread on three urban districts. The name of the city literally means "silver river"; the character for "river" is the same as that in Sichuan, but not as those in, for example, the Yellow River or Yangtze River.Thanks to the Yellow River, Yinchuan enjoys beautiful natural scenery and favorable conditions for agriculture and has long earned the fame of a "River Side City in the Northwest" and "Home to Fishes and Rice". Yinchuan is now the permanent site for China-Arab Expo which is an international platform for cultural and economic exchanges between China and Arab countries.HistoryYinchuan originally was a xian (county) under the name of Fuping in the 1st century BC; its name was changed to Huaiyuan in the 6th century AD. After the fall of the Tang dynasty in 907, it was occupied by the Tangut Xi-Xia dynasty, of which it was the capital. After the destruction of the Xi-Xia dynasty by the Mongols in 1227, Yinchuan was mercilessly pillaged by the Mongols with its population totally slaughtered. The Mongols called the city Iryai. Under the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties, it was a prefecture of Ningxia. In 1928, when the province of Ningxia was formed from part of Gansu, it became the capital city. In 1954, when Ningxia province was abolished, the city was put in Gansu province; but, with the establishment of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in 1958, Yinchuan once again became the capital. Genghis Khan died here in 1227, in a battle.
Plan your visit to Yinchuan and other destinations in China using our China trip builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Yinchuan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Yinchuan:
Historic sites, sightseeing, trails
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, religious sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, religious sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to China

5 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM MALDIVES December, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Hunan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Hunan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Japan, China & Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Beijing BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Beijing BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Central America, South America, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Tokyo, Seoul & Hong Kong BY A USER FROM KUWAIT January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Asia BY A USER FROM KUWAIT January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in China, Japan & Seoul BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CHINA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News