Zhongwei's main attraction is Gao Miao, a temple that has hosted Confucian, Buddhist, and Taoist ceremonies. A bomb shelter was also built beneath the temple during the Cultural Revolution. It has since been converted into a rendition of the Buddhist hell.

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Zhongwei Gaomiao Temple covers 2510 square meters. It is a group of ancient buildings with intact mould and majestic atmosphere. The main buildings and subsidiary buildings are connected by overline bridges, and are full of variations. On the high board of only more than 2000 square meters, about 900 worship halls with different types and styles, nine-bridged Xieshan, four-angled Zanjian, crossed Xieshan, the top of general’s helmet, and so on. The whole group of buildings is famous for the exquisiteness of its worship halls, the mutual contact of eaves teeth, the high raised upturned roof-ridge, and the bended corridors in neat order. It is really a masterpiece of ancient buildings in Ningxia. The uniqueness of the Gaomiao Temple resides not only in its perfect modeling, but also in its combining three religions, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism, in one. There are altogether 174 sculptures of religious images of all kinds. Theose sculptures are so lifelike and exquisite that they dazzle the beholders. The Gaomiao Temple hell is one of the four ghost towns. Entering into the inferno is both exciting and marvelous. It is another spectacle to climb up the highest floor of Zhongwei Gaomiao Temple. Gazing far into the sky, the black spreads and the blue floats.