Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, covers an area of 9,025 square kilometers with a total population of 2.25 million. Yinchuan enjoys beautiful natural scenery and favorable conditions for agriculture, and it has long earned the fame of a ‘River Side City in the Northwest’ and ‘Home to Fishes and Rice’.
The most attractive attraction in Yinchuan is the Sand Lake Scenic Resort (Sha Hu). Here, visitors can enjoy exquisitely beautiful vista views of shimmering sand beaches, azure-blue water, deep green reeds, various waterfowls, gentle water lilies and also snow-covered mountains. While there are two pagodas in Yinchuan that are part of the 'Eight Famous Sceneries of Ningxia': one is the Haibao Pagoda in the northern suburb and the other is the Chengtiansi Pagoda in the west.