Welcome to Zhongwei
With its wide streets and relaxed feel, Zhongwei (中卫, Zhōngwèi) – 167km to the southwest of Yinchuan – easily wins the prize for Ningxia’s best-looking, most laid-back, friendliest city. The streets radiating from the Drum Tower and Gao Temple Park were given an expensive makeover not long ago: many trees were planted and buildings were given a period look. This whole area is colourfully illuminated at night, making it ideal for an after-dinner stroll and some people-watching. Zhongwei makes a good base for a trip up the Yellow River or further afield into the Tengger Desert.