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International in Yīníng

Zǐxiānggě Coffee Club

Within the grounds of the enormous Yīlí Bīnguǎn, this surprisingly lavish multiroom restaurant specialises in coffee and tea, but also has a small Western menu serving up pizza, steaks and even a club sandwich, alon…
Mosque in Yīníng

Shǎnxī Mosque

A couple of blocks southeast of the People's Sq is the Uyghur Old Town and the impressive 260-year-old Shǎnxī Mosque, which looks far more like a piece of traditional Chinese architecture than a Muslim place of wors…
Square in Yīníng

People’s Square

The heart of the city is People’s Sq, a popular place to fly kites. It's rather a well-tended plaza, with ornamental trees and is surrounded by local government buildings. The south side is lined with ice cream, fru…