What must-see attractions in Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia is the located in the south China. The view of grassland and horses and sheeps is very impressive. The scenery here give you a different travel experience from that of Yangtze River tours.

1. The Rock Paintings of Yinshan Mountains

The Rock Paintings of Yinshan Mountains is the largest rock painting and carving treasury in China, scattered over the central and west part of Inner Mongolia. The themes of the carvings mainly are daily life and hunting activities of prehistoric nomads. Among the rock paintings, the most numerous drawn ones are pictures of animals, including goats, sheep, argali, rabbits and foxes. The vivid engravings exude the rich flavor of the lives of ancient peoples.

Admission: NA

Best time to visit: May to October

2. Hexigten Global Geopark

Located in Hexigten Banner, 400 km north of Beijing, the park covers an area of 5,000 square kilometers, featuring 10 types of geological and morphological landscapes, including glacier landforms, granite landforms, volcanic landforms, grasslands, lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Besides, among the various kinds of grasslands in Inner Mongolia, it is the nearest grassland to Beijing. When the spring comes, the blooming flowers make for charming views which are similiar with that of Shangri-La travel.

Admission: 100 yuan (Arshihaty granite forest park), 120 yuan (Qingshan granite mortars), 25 yuan (Dali Nur volcanic landscape, including 15 yuan for the museum)

Best time to visit: May to October

3. Dazhao Temple

Located in Yuquan District of Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia, Dazhao Temple, also known as Hongci Temple and Wuliang Temple, was built in the 7th year of Wanli Reign of the Ming Dynasty (1579). It features a rare silver statue of Sakyamuni that measures 2.5 meters high. It is now a well-known attraction for its impressive buildings, splendid statues, delicate frescoes and fine collection of Buddhist scriptures, providing precious information for studying the society, economy and culture of ancient Inner Mongolia.

Admission: 30 yuan

Best time to visit: June to September

If you want tailor-made China tours, you can consider to list these attractions in your travel resolution.

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