Inner Mongolia Travel Guide

Inner Mongolia Travel GuideThe Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, bordering to the north with both the Republic of Mongolia and Russia, is the widest province in China (by its latitude). It is the third largest Chinese province (over 1.1 million square kilometers or 424,736 square miles) but not very populated. About 17% of the population is ethnic Mongolian. The region is officially an Autonomous Region for the Mongolian people within China. The east of Inner Mongolia consists of wide grass meadow lands, forests and mountains. The west of the region is made up of scorching hot dry deserts. Traditional Mongolian nomadic lifestyle can still be seen in the region and yurts (mongolian tents) are not an uncommon sight in the wide spaces between the cities. Despite the fact that ethnic Mongols form a minority in the region, the number of ethnic Mongols holding Chinese citizenship is almost twice the population of the independent country of Mongolia.

Hohhot is the capital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and it’s no doubt also the regional center of politics, economy, science, culture and education .It has many ancient relics, including Zhaojun Tomb, Five Pagoda Temple, and White Tower.Hohhot is an ideal place to relax thanks to the magnificent natural beauty of the Gegentala Grassland, and Xilamuren Grassland as well as fantastic cultural sites such as the Dazhao Temple, Xilitu Zhao,Great Mosque of Hohhot.While visiting Inner Mongolia you may try different activities such as Mongolian wrestling, horse & camel riding, rodeo competitions, archery, visiting traditional families and enjoying the graceful Mongolian singing and dancing.

Inner Mongolia has beautiful lakes and pastures, thick ancient forests, the Gobi desert as well as a centuries long history and culture, with the minority customs and special ways of life, all these have made Inner Mongolia an ideal resort which is attracting more and more domestic and foreign tourists.

Train

Many cities of Inner Mongolia are connected to the Chinese rail network giving access to the region from neighbouring provinces. The Trans-Mongolian railway connects from Beijing via Datong in Shanxi province to the city of Jining in Inner Mongolia and north through Erenhot, in north central Inner Mongolia, to Ulaanbaatar in Outer Mongolia and onwards to Siberia in Russia. The north eastern end of Inner Mongolia is traversed by rail routes connecting Russian Siberia to Harbin in Heilongjiang Province and through to the Russian Far East.


Best Time to Visit Inner Mongolia

Hohhot is the capital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and it’s no doubt also the regional center of politics, economy, science, culture and education .It has many ancient relics, including Zhaojun Tomb, Five Pagoda Temple, and White Tower.Hohhot is an ideal place to relax thanks to the magnificent natural beauty of the Gegentala Grassland, and Xilamuren Grassland as well as fantastic cultural sites such as the Dazhao Temple, Xilitu Zhao,Great Mosque of Hohhot.While visiting Inner Mongolia you may try different activities such as Mongolian wrestling, horse & camel riding, rodeo competitions, archery, visiting traditional families and enjoying the graceful Mongolian singing and dancing.

The best time to visit Inner Mongolia is from May to late September. To travel in the Inner Mongolia grassland area, you’d better go in summer, especially from July to September. If taking a trip to desert areas, you’d better go in autumn.…..Read more

Top Things to Do in Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on China’s northern border is a long, narrow strip of land sloping from northeast to southwest.Hohhot is the capital of Inner Mongolia. The vast grasslands have always been symbolic of Inner Mongolia. Mongolian art often depicts the grassland, emphasizing the nomadic traditions of the Mongol people. Inner Mongolia is home to the mausoleum of Genghis Khan, the Zhaojun Tomb, part of the ancient Great Wall, Wudang Monastery at the bottom of the Yinshan Mountains.Most tourists come to Inner Mongolia to see 2 main attractions – the Grasslands and the Desert..For a traveler to Inner Mongolia, below is a list of the top things to do..….Read more


Beijing to Hohhot Train

Inner Mongolia is the Mongol Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, located in the country’s north. Inner Mongolia’s neighboring provinces from east to west are Heilongjiang, Jilin, Hebei, Shanxi, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Gansu, and to the north it borders Mongolia and Russia.

Generally, the seats on the train in China have tow types including soft seat and hard seat. Also, there are tow kinds of sleeper seats on China’s trains which are hard sleeper seat and soft sleeper seat. Hard sleeper seats are divided into upper hard sleeper, middle hard sleeper and lower hard sleeper (lower hard sleeper is the best); while soft sleeper seats are divided into upper soft sleeper and lower soft sleeper (lower soft sleeper is better).There are 17 trains running from Beijing to Hohhot, the capital of Mongolia. You can choose different trains according to your holiday with us...….Read more

Features of Inner Mongolia food

Inner Mongolia Travel Guide

The nomads that live in Inner Mongolia sustain primarily from products that are derived from cattle, sheep, horses and yaks, which are domesticated. Meat is mostly cooked or used in soups and dumplings. The large percentage of animal fat in Mongolian diets helps the natives to withstand the cold and also work outdoors.

The milk and cream derived from these animals is used to make diverse beverages, cheese and other such products.

The Inner Mongolia prairie is rich in all kinds of venison such as wild chicken, potherb, wild fungus and so on. The most outstanding cates are Baked whole sheep, Baked Gigot, Hand-tore Mutton, Crème, etc.. While eating the meat, you could taste its kumiss, surely the flavor will be a long aftertaste……Read more