China Hui Culture Park
- April 5, 2016
- Posted by: Andreas
- Category: Attractions
The China Hui Culture Park (中华回乡文化园) is the only theme park in China that displays ethnic Hui culture, traditions, and religion. As a visitor, you can spot Hui religion, dances & songs, folk culture, exhibitions about the history of the Hui people and of course, some Hui food in the park.
Hui culture is a mix of Islamic and traditional Chinese culture from the Tang and Han Dynasty. Most of the Hui people live in Ningxia, about 20% of the Hui people. Famous Hui people are among others, Zheng He (important Chinese explorer, admiral, and diplomat) and Ma Bufang (General and prominent Muslim).
Hui culture is a mix of Islamic and traditional Chinese culture.
The construction of the park began in 2001 and it was first opened to the public in 2005. The China Hui Culture Park covers an area of 67 hectares. To this day, still a part of the park is under construction to make it an even more enjoyable place to visit.
Located about 30 KM outside the city, the China Hui Culture Park includes an ethnic Hui museum, a mosque, a Hui village, some restaurants and souvenir shops. It also contains a shopping street with various street markets. The main attractions of the park are a white Islamic-style gate with a long corridor and the mosque itself.
On the over 7000 square meters of the Hui Museum, you can see over 1000 relics and books on Hui people and culture. We suggest you to visit the China Hui Culture Park in the summer time. As usual, we hope you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us: andreas(at)yinchuan.de
Travel tips for the China Hui Culture Park:
8 am – 8 pm (summer)
8 am – 6:30 pm (winter)
80 Yuan in Summer and 60 Yuan Winter/Spring season
Children, elderly or handicapped people may be able to receive a discount. Students with valid ID card get 50% off.
You can download an audio guide on your phone but it’s currently only available in Chinese.
How to get there:
Take Bus number 302 and reach the China Hui Culture Park in 50 minutes. Cost: 1 Yuan.
You can also hire a driver to get to the China Hui Culture park in between 30 to 60 minutes.