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Zhongwei (中卫; Zhōngwèi) is a city in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

Map of Zhongwei

By train[edit]

  • 1 Zhongwei Railway Station. is on North Street.
  • Beijing - takes about 24 hours
  • Guyuan - takes about 4 hours
  • Lanzhou - takes about 6 hours
  • Urumqi - takes about 20 hours
  • Xian - takes about 13 hours
  • Yinchuan - takes about 3 hours

By bus[edit]

  • Long Distance Bus Station. is on East Street.
  • Lanzhou - takes about 6-7 hours
  • Yinchuan - takes about 2-3 hours
  • Xian - takes about 12-14 hours

By plane[edit]

  • 2 Zhongwei Shapotou Airport. 9 km northwest in the city, flights from Yinchuan, Yulin, Shanghai–Pudong, Xi'an, Beijing–Capital, Chongqing, Urumqi, and Fuzhou. Zhongwei Shapotou Airport on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • 1 Gaomiao Temple. Multichambered Chinese version of Hell. Zhongwei Gao Miao (Q10872583) on Wikidata
  • Shapotou. 沙坡头, Resort situated between sand and water, Shapotou Desert Research Center. Tourist area combines Tenggeli desert, Yellow River, mountain and oasis. Tickets ¥90 for park entrance, you then have to pay more if you want to do the attraction. You can choose a lot of activities in the tourist area - ride a camel, drift Yellow River (extra tickets).
  • Cultural & Sports Complex. There is a museum to the south of the city across the river, but it is closed. The area around it has a library, sports arena, cinema and a cultural centre.

Do[edit]

  • Changtan Village. Visit the working 18th-century waterwheel at Changtan village then go whitewater rafting down the Yellow River to Shapatou.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

There are budget restaurants near Gaomiao Temple, some of which may look awful but serve reasonable food. Zhongwei is a Muslim city so pork is hard to find. Also, most people eat noodles instead of rice.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Zhongying Hotel (Zhongying Jiudian), Guluo South Street, +86 953 7091518, fax: +86 953 7091550.
  • Yixing Hotel (Yixing Binguan), 2 Guluo North Street, +86 955 7017666, fax: +86 955 7019993.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Zhuoyue Hotel (Zhuoyue Dajiudian), Guluo East Road, +86 955 7037999, fax: +86 955 7022628.

Splurge[edit]

  • Zhongwei Hotel (Zhongwei Dajiudian), 53 Guluo North Street, +86 955 7025555, fax: +86 955 7028829.

Go next[edit]

  • Tengger Desert - one-day and multi-day trips into the desert can be arranged.
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