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Helanshan Rock Paintings

Yinchuan, China
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Worth seeing - slippery!

The ice river, Rock art and art gallery was a great time out from a busy business trip. I’ve been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt R
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Limited viewing at the moment

As a result of flooding in 2016, there are extensive repair works going on at the moment - only a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison S
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Ho Chi Minh
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2 weeks ago
“Limited viewing at the moment”
1 week ago
“Worth seeing - slippery!”
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ice river, Rock art and art gallery was a great time out from a busy business trip. I’ve been interested in Bradshaw paintings in Australia so was keen to see this rather than the movie studio! The art gallery was inspiring with so many...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a result of flooding in 2016, there are extensive repair works going on at the moment - only a 10-15 walk is possible as the walkway through the valley is closed.

Thank Alison S
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Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

This site was a 'side tour'. I understand having national pride but I suspect that after recent rain damage they tried to recreate the history in a very obvious fake manner. Some of the impressions looked like someone had made them yesterday.

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Visited as part of all all day trip between Yinchuan and the Helan Mountains. There were more impressive places to see on the trip, however, the rock paintings were worth a visit.

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

It's recommended to visit the Ningxia museum before visiting helanshan rock paintings. You will be awed by having to see the painting right in your eyes (though some are faded and hardly seen). The mountain surrounding it is awesome and give you the surreal feel....More

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Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

The mountains and surroundings of this area are stunning and perfect for an outside adventure (but if that's what you want you're better off going to the National Park). The museum is very well designed, arranged and maintained; an interesting visit. The rock carvings themselves...More

Thank TravelistaBelle
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Reviewed January 21, 2016

The ancient rock paintings are pretty hard to see in the wild - considering they've been exposed to the elements for thousands of years it's not surprising - and only the ones in the museum are really clear. The area itself is quite scenic, and...More

Thank kingdombythesea
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

Make sure to go further into the canyon as most of the tourist groups do. The place is crowed and touristy at the beginning, but is getting really nice. There are some options to hike up the mountains and look down the canyon.

2  Thank SebBud
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Reviewed February 6, 2015

if you stand under the cliff, you can not figure out how the ancient people to carve the vivid living scenes on these enormous rocks. Maybe this is the way history goes, some carved in rock, some written in paper, some, just fade away~

Thank Cecilia O
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

I read the writing about this place for long time. And proud to admit, when my friends know that I had been there via my facebook album, they are all delighted.

Thank YuS4
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