There has been a settlement in Yinchuan for over four thousand years, but the establishment of a city here can be traced back well over 2 thousand years, to Emperor Hanchengdi's reign in the Han Dynasty when Beidiannong City was established in the east suburb of present day Yinchuan. Later, Li Yuanhao, leader of the Dangxiang ethnic group, established the Western Xia Dynasty (1038-1227), and made Yinchuan its capital. The Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region was established in 1958 when Yinchuan became the capital city. Aside from being the capital, it serves as the political, economic and cultural center for the region.
From January 1 foreigners arriving at Hedong Airport in Yinchuan on an international flight can get a visa on arrival.
The Yinchuan Greenfest Beer & Music Festival takes place at Forest Park from July 12-14. There’ll be two big stages at the music festival hosting over 30 big name Chinese rock bands.
A new daily Yinchuan-Qingdao train route is set to open on April 2.
Ningxia is known as a hotbed of varying cultures, and here we take a look at its Muslim influence with a rundown on the most impressive mosques in Yinchuan.
Yinchuan is a transport hub for Ningxia and the surrounding areas. It is the center of a network of internal airlines and the train station is a gateway to many other large Chinese cities. The highways into Yinchuan make car hire or long-distance bus travel convenient options for travelers. ...
Human Resource Overview Yinchuan implements the strategy of ''invigorating the city through science and education''. By the end of 2006, there were 169 research institutions, 76,000 professional technicians and 418 schools of various kinds. It has formed a complete education system of ...
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