Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, one of the autonomous regions of China, is situated in the northern part of China. It has an international border with Mongolia and Russia. As Inner Mongolia stretches in the shape of a long banana, it borders to eight provinces of China, include Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Hebei, Shanxi, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and Gansu. It covers a vast land area of 424,736 square kilometers and is the third largest province in China. Hohhot serves as its provincial capital.
Geography and Climate
Terrain of Inner Mongolia is mainly occupied by plateaus as there stands the great Inner Mongolia Plateau. Upon the Inner Mongolia Plateau, there are located the high plains of Hulunbeir, Xilin Gol, Erdos and so on. All round the plateau, there are mountains distributed, include the Greater Khingan Mountains, Ying Mountains, Helan Mountains and others.
Inner Mongolia has a climate of temperate continental monsoon climate, which is featured by hot, short summers and long, cold winters.
As the autonomous region for Mongol, Mongolian folk customs have been the primary part of Inner Mongolia culture. The famous Nadam Fair, Mongolian gers, their muttons and wines, and the folk songs, all these are widely popular elements in the culture of Inner Mongolia.
The vast grasslands in Inner Mongolia, the charming folk customs and peculiar culture, beautiful natural scenery and historic sites, all these have been combined together to attract tourists there for the experience of a special tour. Famous attractions in Inner Mongolia include: Wudangzhao Monastery, Dazhao Temple, Xilituzhao Palace, Zhaojun Tomb, Wanbu Huayanjin Pagoda, Xiaozhao Temple, Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, Xilamuren Grassland, Gegentala Grassland, Huitengxile Grassland and so on.