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Temple in Zhōngwèi

Gāo Temple

Gāo Temple means 'High Temple', and this is one of the most extraordinary temples in China, where the three faiths of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism are revered, although Buddhist deities are clearly in the ascen…
Desert in Zhōngwèi

Shāpōtóu

The desert playground of Shāpōtóu, 17km west of Zhōngwèi, lies on the fringes of the Tengger Desert at the dramatic convergence of sand dunes, the Yellow River and lush farmlands. It’s based around the Shāpōtóu Dese…
Market in Zhōngwèi

Zhōngwèi Shāngchéng Night Market

A Dante’s Inferno of flaming woks and grills, the night market is made up of countless stalls in the alleys running left off Xinglong Nanjie (which is lined with Chinese-style bars). There are tonnes of cheap eats. …
Historic Site in Zhōngwèi

Zhōngwèi Drum Tower

At the bulls-eye of things, this Ming-era drum tower once announced important events and times and now serves as a landmark that divides Gulou Jie into its northern, southern, eastern and western sections.