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Mt. Helan Tourist Area

Mt. HelanMt. Helan Tourist Area includes Mt. Helan and its surrounding areas.

The northeast-southwest Mt. Helan is located between the Yinchuan Plain and the Alax Plateau. According to historical records, the mountain was covered with trees in white, looking like a horse, which the northerners call helan, hence the name.

The Helan mountainous area has been inhabited by many minority peoples in north China. In 1982, the mountain was listed as a state-level nature reserve. In its surrounding areas, there are many places of interest, such as the royal mausoleum of the Western Xia State, the Twin Pagoda in Baisikou, the cliff carvings in Mt. Helan, and the Western China Film City.

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