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Guyuan Municipality, A prefecture-level city under Ningxia Hui Aut. Region, In Chinese [固原市]

Guyuan Overview

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The city of Guyuan is located in the southern part of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. It is about 340 kilometers (about 211 miles) away from Yinchuan, the capital city of the region. Car travel from Yinchuan takes about 4 hours, and bus travel takes about 4 to 6 hours, depending on the number of stops. Its eastern, western and southern boundaries border on Gansu province, and its northern part touches Zhongwei and Tongxin, two counties in the area.

Guyuan has a total area of 16,783 square kilometers that includes one administrated area called Yuanzhou and several counties including: Xiji, Longde, Jingyuan and Pengyang. It has a population of 1.9 million. Hui people are about 49% of the population. It is one of the biggest Hui communities in China.

The city of Guyuan has beautiful scenery and interesting historical sites. Enjoy the landscape, the Great Wall of the Qin Dynasty, the remains of the ancient city that was built in the Han Dynasty, and the grotto on Xumi Mountain that was built during the Northern Wei era that was a summer residence of Kublai Khan, the Mongolian first emperor of the Yuan dynasty. You'll find the remains of a great civilization. The Liupan Mountain natural reserve that have Laolong Pond, the Liangdian Gorge and the Lotus Garden is the area's natural scenic highlight.

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