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A Day at Shapotou is a Must

A Day at Shapotou is a Must

If you ever find yourself in the province of Ningxia, a great place to visit is Shapotou. Shapotou is a famous attraction site that is located in the southwest part of Ningxia in Zhongwei.   Shapotou offers different activities such as camel rides, zip lining,...

Night Life In Yinchuan

Night Life In Yinchuan

One thing that I have learned during my time here in Yinchuan is that the city comes to life at night. People come out of the woodworks to dance and play into the night. One of the most popular night life places is the night market.     The night market is...

Traveling from Dongbei to Ningxia

Traveling from Dongbei to Ningxia

My husband and I recently had the experience of traveling west to Ningxia from Northeast China on a standard sleeper train (kuaiche). We started in Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang Province and traveled by train through Jilin Province, Inner Mongolia...

Jingyuan- A Peaceful Town

Jingyuan- A Peaceful Town

If you are looking for somewhere quaint and peaceful with a beautiful view, Jingyuan is the place for you. Jingyuan is a quiet little town on the southern tip of Ningxia. It is filled with amazing food, stunning scenery, and new adventures. Jingyuan is small enough to...

Ningxia Guyuan Park- The Ultimate Lookout

Ningxia Guyuan Park- The Ultimate Lookout

If you are ever in Guyuan, Ningxia Guyuan Park is a must see. Ningxia Guyuan Park is a small mountain in the center of Guyuan. The park is filled with an abundance of trees and has incredible scenery!   The park has a main entry way with 422 steps that take you...

Buying Train Tickets in China

Buying Train Tickets in China

Buying train tickets in China may seem a little intimidating. But armed with the right information, it doesn’t have to be. There are options.   Train travel in China is nothing like traveling by train in the United States. Often cheaper than a domestic flight,...

A Day at Shapotou

A Day at Shapotou

If you ever find yourself in the province of Ningxia, a great place to visit is Shapotou. Shapotou is a famous tourist attraction that is located in the southwest part of Ningxia in a city called ZhongWei.     You can get to Shapotou by bus or taxi. I would...

A Trip to the Xi Xia Imperial Tombs

A Trip to the Xi Xia Imperial Tombs

Just outside the main city of Yinchuan, there is an incredible piece of history. The Xi Xia Imperial Tombs hold the remains of the leaders from the West Xia Kingdom, which existed as one of the more powerful kingdoms from 1038-1227 CE.   There are buses that...

The Guyuan Museum of Ningxia

The Guyuan Museum of Ningxia

Guyuan is a go to travel spot when traveling through Ningxia. It has a lot of great places to eat, exciting tourist attractions, and the city is beautiful. One attraction is the Guyuan Museum. The museum is a 40,000 square meter area that consists of exhibits with...

The Yinchuan Zoo

The Yinchuan Zoo

  Today was wild. Literally, like wild animal wild. Today we went to the Yinchuan Zoo, and I was beyond excited. I love the zoos in America, so I was excited to see what a zoo in China would be like.   First off, the entrance was Beautiful with a capital...

Learning to Host

Learning to Host

I was preparing a list for the vegetable market when I realized that our plans were changing. “It will be too difficult for you to host. We will go out to eat.” This sudden change of plans seemed personal, but I did not know that it was for my own benefit.   My...

Now is the Perfect Time to See Ningxia

Now is the Perfect Time to See Ningxia

Now is the perfect time to see Ningxia. As the seasons are changing, trees are regaining their vibrant colors after the long winter. Dancing in the square is found each morning and night. Kites can be seen soaring high in the sky.  As May is nearing, many of the state...

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