Ningxia Zhongwei Shapotou
- Chinese Name: 沙坡头
- Address: Yingshuiqiao Town, Shapotou District, Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 宁夏回族自治区中卫市沙坡头区迎水桥镇
- Official Website：www.spttour.com
- Official Phone: 400-15-51766
- Attraction level: AAAAA
- Opening Time：Peak season (April 1-October 31) Scenic spot amusement project operating hours: 8:00——19:00 Off-season (November 1-March 31 of the following year) Scenic spot amusement project operating hours: 9:00——17:00
- Room Reservation telephone number: 0955-6598999
- Customer service consultation telephone: 400-15-51766
- Basic Tickets：Peak Season 80 CNY / Low Season 40 CNY
- Package Tickets 1：285 CNY Including speedboat kayak combination + sand boarding + cableway uplink + desert surfing car + camel loop + transportation combination (ferry car & battery car)
- Package Tickets 2：399 CNY Inclusion: Tickets + all Activity + one lunch
Ningxia Zhongwei Shapotou
Shapotou is located about 20 kilometers west of Zhongwei City, and it takes about 1 hour to get there from the city.
Shapotou Scenic Area is surrounded by mountains in the south, the majestic and majestic Qilian Mountains, Fragrant Mountains, and the Tengger Desert in the north. This kind of scenery with the vast Tengger Desert on one side and the endless Yellow River on the other is very magnificent. Since ancient times, many literati have left poems and articles here. Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei’s famous line through the ages, “The solitary smoke in the desert is straight, and the long river sets the sun round”, which describes this place.
Things To Do & Activity
Here, you can go to the natural sand skiing field. From the 100-meter sand slope, you can go down the slope. When you slide down, there will be a humming sound in the sand, just like a golden bell. You can also swim on the Yellow River on a sheepskin raft, an ancient means of transportation. If you are brave enough, go to play the zipline across the banks of the Yellow River and feel the excitement of flying across the Yellow River. Of course, when in the desert, riding a camel is a must experience. On the back of a camel, looking at the surrounding golden sand sea is magnificent.
In addition, there are desert motorcycles, desert crossings, self-driving off-road vehicles and other amusement projects in the scenic area. This is also one of the shooting locations of “Where Are We Going, Dad?” Interested tourists can go to the parent-child interaction area and shooting base in the scenic spot.
Tourist Attractions Around
When visiting Shapotou, you can also see the Baolan Railway across the desert; in the southern part of the scenic spot are scattered the remains of the Great Wall during the Qin and Warring States periods; Grid” is known as a miracle in the history of sand control. In the Desert Museum near the gate of the scenic spot, you can learn about the formation and development of the desert.
3D glass trestle bridge
Shapotou Scenic Area has built a new 3D glass trestle bridge across the Yellow River, with a total length of 210 meters, a width of 2.6 meters, and a vertical height of 10 meters. The combination of transparent glass and 3D paintings allows people to experience thrills. This scenic spot charges 30 yuan separately.
Most tourists will return to Zhongwei City or Yinchuan for accommodation after visiting the scenic spot. If you are interested, you can stay in the desert hotel in the scenic area, where you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset in the desert. There are also restaurants in the scenic area for tourists, and the price is slightly more expensive than that in Zhongwei City.
A few more memorable projects:
✅Yellow River Zipline: There are two sections in total, the first section is from the top of the mountain to
Opposite the Yellow River, and then from the opposite side of the Yellow River to the bottom of the mountain, if you want the elegant ribbon behind, remember to tell the staff that it is better to take pictures
✅Sandboarding: Because this slide is very deep, it is not easy to overturn and can brake. It looks very high, but it is not as stimulating as a plastic sandboard
✅Camel riding: You have to hold on to the camel, you can ask the staff who is leading the camel to help you take pictures during the process, the distance is not too short, and I went around a small circle
✅Sand flushing: Sand flushing is still a bit of a centrifugal movement, but if you want to play a real “roller coaster”, you still have the excitement of crossing the five lakes
✅Sheepskin raft: Three to four people can sit on it.
During the journey, the staff will also sing for everyone to cheer up. It is really rare. The master said that it is made of real sheepskin and will be repaired regularly. It is worth experiencing
Ningxia Zhongwei Shapotou Video
Ningxia Zhongwei Shapotou Tourist Map
Ningxia Zhongwei Shapotou Travel Guide
There is no need to go back, the tour route of the scenic spot is as follows:
1️⃣: Tickets for the East Gate of the Yellow River District
3️⃣: Go up the cable car (the queue for the cable car is too long, you can choose to go up the desert escalator directly in front)
4️⃣: Take the ferry into the desert
5️⃣: Riding a camel
6️⃣: Surf car
7️⃣: The shuttle bus returns to the Yellow River District
8️⃣: Dining at the special snack center directly opposite the tunnel 9
🔟: Go up the cable car
1️⃣1️⃣: Zipline on the Yellow River
1️⃣2️⃣: Rafting on a sheepskin raft
1️⃣3️⃣: Battery car to glass plank road
1️⃣4️⃣: Glass plank road
1️⃣5️⃣: Return by battery car or walk to the east gate of the Yellow River District
Children under 1.2 meters tall do not need a ticket, but children under 1 meter are basically not allowed to play many activities, so friends who bring children who are too small should consider it. If children between 1 meter and 1 meter 2 come in, the speedboat needs to be bought separately The half-price ticket is 60, and the zipline requires a coach to take the slide, which costs 100.