Just sharing my trip as I go along, and I hope to share some tips about the places I visit, as well photos and the adventures along the way..
I think most will be somewhat familiar with Beijing, the current capital of China.
Some common attractions there include some must see places like:
Great Wall of China
Temple of Heaven
and many many more. Truly it's a place of history and culture. Lots of food and shopping too!
Where is Ningxia:
Ningxia (Chinese: 宁夏; pronounced [nǐŋɕjâ]), officially the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR), is an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China located in the northwest part of the country. Formerly a province, Ningxia was incorporated into Gansu in 1954 but was separated from Gansu in 1958 and was reconstituted as an autonomous region for the Hui people, one of the 56 officially recognised nationalities of China. Twenty percent of China's Hui population lives in Ningxia.
Ningxia is bounded by Shaanxi to the east, Gansu to the south and west, and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the north and has an area of around 66,400 square kilometres (25,600 sq mi). This sparsely settled, mostly desert region lies partially on the Loess Plateau and in the vast plain of the Yellow River, and features the Great Wall of China along its northeastern boundary. Over the years an extensive system of canals has been built. Extensive land reclamation and irrigation projects have made increased cultivation possible.
Stay tuned as I travelled across China!
No Facebook or whatsapp across the Great Firewall of China - will see if I can remain in touch with Singtel Autoroam...
Just a taster...
My tour guide in Beijing..
Hope she has friends....
If any knows a place near Dongcheng to buy DVDs/Blu Rays, and tea, please sound out!