KEYWORDS FOR INNER MONGOLIA ADVENTURE
Horseback riding in grand prairie, camelback riding in the desert, herd sheep and cows, milke a cow, bonfire party, sand sliding, archery, sleep in a Mongolian yurt, and many more.
Inner Mongolia is located in the north of China, bordering the Republic of Mongolia and Russia. It is the home of Mongolians living in China. The nomadic tribes from the once fearsome Mongol nation were the reason why China constructed the Great Wall. Its peculiar natural scenery, long history, and brilliant culture make its sites unique and spectacular.
The most attractive about Inner Mongolia is its natural beauty. Vast grasslands like Huitengxile, Xilin Gol, and Hulun Buir Grassland show a calm and impressing landscape. The mushroom-like yurts, bright sky, rolling grass, herds moving like white clouds on the remote grasslands, all this let one quickly forget the troubles of modern big cities. Especially around the provincial capital of Hohhot, one will find attractive cultural sites like the Dazhao Temple, Xilituzhao Palace, and the Zhaojun Tomb. The deserts are in Western Inner Mongolia. The most visited ones are the Badain Jaran Desert, Tengger Desert, and Kubuqi Desert. The scientists and explorers often visit the Gobi Alashan that possesses high rolling dunes, salty spring-fed lakes.
Probably the best time to come to Inner Monoglia is during the mid-summer festival of Nadaam. Nadaam, locally termed "eriin gurvan naadam, is the traditional Mongolian festival held annually in July. It is celebrated in every city, town, and village in Mongolia. This festival has been locked for centuries as a form of memorial celebration, as an annual sacrificial ritual honoring various mountain gods. The festivities kick off with a colorful parade of athletes, monks, soldiers marching in perfect uniformity, and musicians performing powerful military tunes. Known as "Three Manly Games", the festival includes the sporting events of horse racing, wrestling and archery competitions. The three manly games were considered to be the essential skills that men should possess in ancient times. They needed to obtain these abilities to defeat the enemies. Each year, nomadic people from the outlying valleys come to join the festivities, and thousands of wrestlers, horses, and archers compete in Nadaam throughout Mongolia.
While we do offer our Inner Mongolia programs throughout the year, we encourage you to visit this marvelous land during Nadaam. Our Inner Mongolia tours will take you to experience the best of Mongolian culture and a variety of landscapes and activities. You'll have the opportunity to sample local flavors and snacks like milk tea, finger mutton, roast lamb, cheese, followed by the superb performances of Mongolian singing and dancing. Also, you will have the chance to stay overnight at a local and well-furnished Mongolian yurt.
Generally, summer is the best time to visit Inner Mongolia. This is the ideal time for viewing grassland scenery. Inner Mongolia can roughly be divided into two tourist areas: grasslands and deserts.
Mid-July to early September is the prime time to visit the grassland. Most of the grassland areas are abundant in water, grass, cattle, and sheep during this time of year, as well as the annual "Nadam" conferences. Watch the grand meeting and ride horses across the grassland, which will be a lot of fun.
With windy and sunny weather, autumn (mid-August to mid-October) is the most enjoyable time to visit the desert. Visit the majestic desert wind, the sand sea oasis, and if you're lucky, the mysterious mirage, and enjoy the stunning desert scenery.