Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A former capital of the mysterious Western Xia Empire of the Tangut, today’s Yinchuan is a typical Chinese city – lots of new construction and many new immigrants. It is also the capital of the Ningxia Hui (Muslims) Autonomous Region with population reaching 1.3 million.
Yinchuan is also the hub for the travelers to explore the Inner Mongolia, the purpose of my visit in my recent Inner Mongolia Expedition.
This image taken in the late afternoon, the desert city is quietly entering into early evening.