Shopping in Yinchuan
There are various characteristic local products in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, all of which are much sought after. Chinese wolfberries, licorice, Helan stone, sheep skin of Tanyang sheep, and hair weeds are especially well known and are often referred to as the “Five Treasures” due to their respective red, yellow, blue, white and black colors. At present, because of ecological protection, it is forbidden to dig up or pick the wild licorice and hair weeds without a special license. In addition, melons and fruits in Ningxia, “Ningxia Hong” Chinese wolfberry wine, and Xixia dry red wine are also famous and make excellent gifts for friends and family back home.