Western Xia Mausoleum
The Western Xia Mausoleum is located on the eastern
slope of Helanshan, in the western suburbs of Yinchuan. This mausoleum
contains the tombs of emperors of the Western Xia dynasty (1038-1227).
9 tombs of emperors and some 140 annex tombs are scattered throughout
Every tomb is a complete structure that include
watchtowers, sacred walls, stele pavilions, halls and pagodas and
some are as big as 100,000 sq meters. To date only 1 tomb and 4
annex tombs have been excavated.