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Zhenbeipu Western Film Studio, Yinchuan

govt.chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : December 18, 2018

Zhenbeipu Western Film Studio, located in Yinchuan city, capital of Ningxia Hui autonomous region, was constructed by the Chinese writer Zhang Xianliang (1936-2014). Featuring original and ancient castles, primitive and desolate landscapes, the studio has produced many world-famous films, including Zhang Yimou's Red Sorghum, which won the first Golden Bear for China in 1988.

Built in 1500, the 13th year of the reign of the Hongzhi Emperor in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Zhenbeipu functioned as a frontier stronghold to protect China’s borders from nomadic invasion. Today, the studio has become one of the most important tourism destinations in western China, fully integrating sightseeing, entertainment, relaxation, dining and shopping.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: Late April to early October

Opening Hours: 8:00 -- 18:00 during the peak season (April 16 to Oct 15)

9:00 -- 17:30 during the low season (Oct 16 to April 15)

Ticket Price: 80 yuan ($11.7)

Free Tickets:

① Children below 6 years old or below 1.2 meters;

② Disabled persons, active servicemen, retired army officers and those aged 60 or above with a valid certificate.

Half Price: Full-time university bachelor or junior degree students with a registered student ID card.

Address: Zhenbeipu Western Film Studio, Yinchuan city, Ningxia Hui autonomous region


1. Drink plenty of water and keep your skin moisturized as the air is dry on-site.

2. Protect yourself from sunburn.

3. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sand.

4. The elderly and children must be accompanied by a guardian.

5. Visitors can enjoy half-price tickets during Dec 2 to 12 (only adults).