Helanshan Yanhua (贺兰山岩画)
Yinchuan & The Helan Shan Rock Carvings 贺兰山岩画
Helan Shan Rock Carvings or the rock paintings of Helanshan Yanhua贺兰山岩画, are said to date back 10,000 years. They were our last stop of the day and we have to hurry to get there before they close. Here as well, the local authorities have made a huge effort and developed a major tourist reception center, complete with a brand-new museum and little electric trains to take visors out to the rocks (with ticket prices to match).
On the positive side, the site buildings are all housed in tasteful, beige cubes that blend in very well with the countryside.
Helan Shan Rock Carvings: The Striking Canyon
The striking canyon cuts deep into the Helan Shan range and has its own small river running through it, and even a small waterfall. The whole place is exceedingly atmospheric, particularly in the late-afternoon light, and the carvings Continue reading “Helan Shan Rock Carvings”