Luxury Inner-Mongolia Tours
Inner Mongolia-内蒙古, was once the hometown of the great emperor Genghis Khan, who conquered half of the world in his lifetime. “天苍苍, 野茫茫, 风吹草低见牛羊” - Vast is the sky, boundless the wild, in the vast grasslands wind blows, the grass low down, we can see flocks of sheep everywhere.
"Actually the whole trip went like clockwork -we were met at the airport as promised and the hotels were fabulous. We stayed at the Sofitel in Xi'an and traveled there from Shanghai in an overnight sleeper on the train. The entombed warriors are simply a must see! Our guides in both Beijing and Xi'an and drivers were knowledgeable and courteous and we enjoyed great restaurants, shopping and sightseeing..." Read More
Hohhot, located in northern China, is a renowned city known for its ethnic roots. It is not only home to many places of interest, but also endowed with picturesque landscapes. The culture and its richness is demonstrated through the unique folksongs, dances and Mongolian-style wrestling events. These and more will contribute to a pleasant and unforgettable stay here.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
In Inner Mongolia, nothing is more compelling than the unique natural landscape. The vast grassland and desert contribute to the unique charm of the land. The grassland in northern Inner Mongolian is known as the largest in China. If you’d like to explore the grassland the three best choices are the Hulun Buir, Qilinguole grassland and Xilamuren grassland.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Introduction to Inner Mongolia
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region meets Mongolia and Russia to the north. Extending along nearly all the northern region of China, Inner Mongolia is the province that has the widest span of longitude. Inner Mongolia is not only rich in natural landscapes, but houses strong ethnic local culture.
Inner Mongolia Tour Map
The Best Time to Visit Inner Mongolia
Generally, the best time for traveling to Inner Mongolia is summer. This is the best time for you to enjoy what the grasslands have to offer. Since Inner Mongolia extends a wide span of land from the west to the east, the time for appreciating the various sceneries in different areas is not the same. Roughly speaking, there are two tourist areas in Inner Mongolia: the prairie area and the desert area.
Tips for Traveling to Inner Mongolia
Summer and autumn are the two best seasons for traveling to the deserts. Sandstorms are commonly seen in spring and it’s too cold in winter.
You need to bring some drinking water, instant food as well as medicines that help a cold and intestinal tract disease.
There is a difference in temperature during day and night in the deserts. So you need to bring sunglasses, sun screams, long T-shirts (for protecting you from the sun) and clothes for staying warm.
A Brief Introduction to the Cultures of Inner Mongolia
Offering Sacrifices to Aobaos
Aobao is translated as a pile of stones in Mongolian. Aobao is generally built in high hills with piles of stones. It has the shape of a round ball, or it is round on its top and rectangular in its base, resembling a beacon tower. There is a long pole sticking to its top; horns of domesticated animals, flags of scriptures and colorful ribbons are tied to the pole. The items inside the Aobaos are various: some have five cereals; some have bows and arrows; some have Buddhist statures. Most of the Aobaos y stand alone on the hills, but there are groups of Aobaos that amount to between 7 and 13 of them. The Aobao standing in the middle is bigger than its surrounding ones. Once Aobaos are built up, every year, the nearby residents will go there and offer sacrifices to pray for a better life. Offering sacrifices to Aobaos is the most important and prevailing sacrificial activity for the Mongolian people. On May 20, 2006, this custom was placed on the first List of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritages with the permission of the State Council...
Luxury Hotels in Inner Mongolia
Shangri-La Hotel Hohhot
Located in the bustling central business district of downtown Hohhot, Shangri-La Hotel Hohhot has a favorable geographic location. It has deluxe rooms and suites of various types, each of which has an area of at least 38 meters squared. In addition, the hotel has 11 serviced apartments that meet various types of needs.
The hotel’s deluxe rooms occupy altogether 5 floors, providing superb facilities and services, including private meeting rooms, fast check-in and check-out services as well as free breakfasts and cocktails (only available in the VIP lounge).
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