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Escape the city to the Hulun Buir Grasslands

By Zhiyu Wang

November 17

The Hulun Buir Grasslands are ideal for experiencing the wildness of nature.

The Hulun Buir Grasslands are ideal for experiencing the wildness of nature.

The Hulun Buir Grasslands in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region are one of the best preserved grasslands in China. Ethic Mongolians have inhabited the region, known for its scenery and abundant natural resources, for thousands of years.

Sheep drinking from a river in the Hulun Buir Grasslands [Image Credit: photostock.china.com.cn]
Sheep drinking from a river in the Hulun Buir Grasslands [Image Credit: photostock.china.com.cn]
Grassland inhabitants have used Mongolian yurts as their traditional housing because they are easy to relocate and transport. When seasons change, nomads will find new places to set up their yurts with better grass and water supply.

Mongolian yurts along the Hulun River
Mongolian yurts along the Hulun River [Image Credit: photostock.china.com.cn]
There are plenty of reasons to visit Hulun Buir. As a major cradle of nomadic culture in China, it is home to many significant cultural relics, such as the tombs of the Xianbei people. Many traditional festivals are still celebrated by Mongolians. The most famous is the ancient Nadaam Festival, where visitors can watch many local activities including horse racing and Mongolian wrestling.

Horses running on the Hulun Buir Grasslands [Image Credit: photostock.china.com.cn]
Horses running on the Hulun Buir Grasslands [Image Credit: photostock.china.com.cn]
Best time to visit: June-September.

Entry: 20 yuan//person

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