Shapotou is located in Zhongwei county. It sits on the north bank of the Yellow River where the southeastern section of the Tengger Desert borders Zhongwei. It has some great views of the surrounding area.
There are many fun activities like camel riding, ATV rides and dune buggies. Then on the large hill that overlooks the Yellow River, you can slide down the hill or ride a chair lift down. You can soar across the river on a zipline or float down it on a sheepskin raft.
These activities are not included in the entrance price. The ticket price is 80 yuan from April to October and 50 yuan from November through March. Discounted tickets can sometimes be purchased on Meituan. Children between 1.2 and 1.5 meters receive a half price ticket. Kids under 1.2 meters are free.
Children and the elderly are not allowed to participate in all activities.
Shapotou is about 3 hours from Yinchuan by car. Many hotels in Zhongwei host foreigners. The ideal time to visit is in the morning before the heat of the afternoon arrives. If you visit in the Spring be prepared for high winds which means lots of sand flying through the air.
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