The Jinshui tourism area is located 13 km east of Yinchuan City. Since ancient times, "old ferry at Hengcheng" has been one the scenarios of Ningxia. There, the magnificent modern construction the Grand Yellow River Bridge and the old castle at Hengcheng, built in the second year of the reign of Emperor Wuzong of Ming (1507), contrast strongly with each other in the north and south. Two hundred years ago, when Emperor Shengzhu (Kangxi) of Qing went on an expedition to the east to conquer Geldan, he encamped there, crossed Yellow River from the old ferry.
Not far from the north of the old castle, there remains a number of historical relics such as a section of the Great Wall built in the period of Ming, a group of tombs of the Han regime, and orchards covering an area of ten of thousand mu of land, and the ruins of ancestors at Shuidonggou and the Sweet Dew Temple of Ma'anshan. So far, the Jinshui Holiday-Making Village has been built up and put into operation.
Many great buildings with a style of Western Xia's architecture have been renovated due to the shooting of the serial TV plays of "The Snow On the Mount Helanshan" such as the palace of King Hao, the imperial palace of Western Xia, the cell for capital offence, the stage of offering sacrifices to the river, and the Tiandu Old Castle.
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