Tonghu Grassland in the Tengger Desert

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Tonghu Grassland (通湖草原) is actually a wetland grassland in the heart of Tengger Desert. This AAAA National Scenic Area encompasses the mesmerizing landscapes of the sand dunes, inter-connected lakes, and huge grassland area.

In Tonghu Grassland, you are able to ride a horse galloping on the grassland or go for a camel ride on the desert, a good place to experience Mongolian life and leisure travel.

Tonghua Grassland is located just north of the shared border between Inner Mongolia and Ningxia. Though under the jurisdiction of Inner Mongolia, many workers from Zhongwei in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region since Tonghu Grassland Scenic Area is only 30km to the northwest of the city of Zhongwei, and only 8.3 km north of Shapotou. Either you plan your Inner Mongolia tour or Ningxia tour, a side trip to Tonghu Grassland is an interesting experience.

The most popular mode of traveling from Zhongwei and Tonghu Grassland is to hire a local yellow taxi. After your travel in Tonghu Wetland Grassland, you are supposed to take the same taxi back to Zhongwei or another AAAAA scenic area of Shapotou.

Entrance Fee: RMB 60
Opening Hours: 6:00 – 22:00

Now follow me to have a glimpse of Tonghu Wetland Grassland.

Hire a local yellow taxi from Zhongwei to Tonghu Grassland.

Hire a local yellow taxi from Zhongwei to Tonghu Grassland.

Hire a local yellow taxi from Zhongwei to Tonghu Grassland.

The entrance to Tonghu Grassland. On the right side is the ticketing office.

The entrance to Tonghu Grassland

The entrance to Tonghu Grassland

By the gate , you are able to clearly view the lake, the wetland grassland and the Tengger Desert.

The lake, the wetland grassland and the Tengger Desert

The lake, the wetland grassland and the Tengger Desert

The Tonghu Wet Grassland surrounded by the desert. Your ticket includes the little train car ride from the entrance to the heartland of Tonghu Grassland Scenic District.

the golf car ride from the entrance to the heartland of Tonghu Grassland Scenic District

the golf car ride from the entrance to the heartland of Tonghu Grassland Scenic District

The workers at the grassland scenic area welcomes visitors coming afar with the white hada, a piece of silk used as a greeting gift among Mongol nationalities.

Welcome visitors coming afar with the white hada

Welcome visitors coming afar with the white hada

Tonghu Grassland Scenic Area is mainly composed of three parts – a horse riding district linked to the wetland grassland, yurt district for overnight visitors and desert playground.

a horse riding district

a horse riding district

The yurt area is scattered with various kinds of Mongolian yurts ranging from economic and deluxe classes with catering facilities. Staying overnight on the grassland under the starry sky is a delightful experience.

The yurt area is scattered with various kinds of Mongolian yurts

The yurt area is scattered with various kinds of Mongolian yurts

The third area is the desert playground. To get to the edge of the Tengger Desert, you again need to take the little train golf car from the horse riding place.

On the way to the desert

On the way to the desert

Tengger Desert is the fourth largest desert in China. Here there are plentiful sand activities – camel ride, sand slides, jeep on the desert and sand surfing,etc.

Camel Ride

Camel Ride

 

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