Yinchuan was an important commercial center in northwest China during the Ming and Qing dynasties. China's reform and opening-up policies have brought vigor and vitality to the ancient city. Department stores, shopping centers, and chain stores line the streets in the commercial districts, such as Xinhua Street, Gulou Street, and Jiefang Street, among which the Gulou Street is the most brisk one. Yinchuan is also the distribution center for small commodities.
Ningxia is famous for five treasures.
The Yellow Treasure
The Blue Treasure
The Black Treasure
Other famous local products include the pearl rice, the jacquard woolen blanket, the Yellow River carp and the dove-fish.
Shopping Street on Foot
One of the busiest commercial centers in Yinchuan is located in the south of the Gulou Street in the old district.
Stretching 400 meters away, the wide street is lined by imposing buildings of shopping centers, and other facilities, such as post and telecommunication offices, hospitals, and banks Walking along the street, one can choose the fine-quality local products and enjoy various local snacks of the Hui people.
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