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World Anti-fascist War Hailar Memorial Park (Tips, Photos & Map)

Thursday, October 21st, 2021
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If you are going to visit Hailar on your Inner Mongolia Tour, you are highly recommended to visit the World Anti-fascist War Hailar Memorial Park, a war theme park set on the former Hailar Fortress built by the Japanese Forces of Aggression during the Second World War. The Hailar Fortress was one of the 17 fortresses ever built by the Japanese invaders in the Northeast China from 1931 to 1945.

About 8km by walk northwest of the downtown Hulunbuir

The Hailar Fortress was constructed as a springboard aimed at attacking the former Soviet Union and eventually fought hand in hand with the Germany fascist army to control the whole world. Tens of thousand Chinese laborers were taken from the hinterland and forced to build the fortress. All the labores were killed after the completion of the fortress on the pretext of keeping the military secret.

The Hailar Fortress is perched on the open area 3km in the north of Hailar District of Hulunbuir City. The fortress is surrounded by the Aobao Mountain and the Beishan Mountain on its three sides. The fortress is composed of two connected parts – the ground part and underground part. The underground works was about 12 – 17 meters below the ground works. The Hailar Fortress takes an area of 22 square kilometers with 5 major postions and 4 auxiliary positions.

On August 8, 1945, The former Soviet Union declared the war against Japan. With the support of Northeast Anti-Japanese United Army and the Mongolian People’s Army, the 1.58 million Soviet Red Army made fatal attacks on the Japanese soldiers stationed in the Northeast China. On August 18, all the 3000 Japanese soldiers walked out of the positions in the Hailar Fortress and surrounded.

Most of the facilities and the fortress have been well preserved with their original appearance to a remarkable degree. The World Anti-fascist War Hailar Memorial Park is the largest war theme park of such kind in China. By making use of the original fortress, the park planner has incorporated many relevant war documents, pictures and objects to vividly depict the Japanese military aggression and Chinese bravery in fighting against the Japanese invasion.

The entrance to the park is flanked by two crumbling gun turrets ( the ticketing office) on the left side and a base on the right engraved in Chinese, Russian and Mongolian with the name of the park and a real formerly Soviet T35 tank on it.


The entrance to the park

The entrance to the park
The entrance to the park
A close look at the former Soviet T35 Tank
A close look at the former Soviet T35 Tank
In the middle of the square stands a 18-meter high statue of three soldiers from China, Russia and Mongolia
In the middle of the square stands a 18-meter high statue of three soldiers from China, Russia and Mongolia
On the right side the square, you will see several ack-ack guns.
On the right side the square, you will see several ack-ack guns.
Mig 15 fighter
Mig 15 fighter
Reproduction of Hailar Fortress on the Battlefield
Reproduction of Hailar Fortress on the Battlefield
Get close to a tank
Get close to a tank
The Japnese Army Uniform
The Japnese Army Uniform
The Japnese army's helmet and briefcase
The Japanese army’s helmet and briefcase
The Soviet Army's Helmet and PPSh41 rifles
The Soviet Army’s Helmet and PPSh41 rifles
The underground works is 12 -17 meters deep
The underground works is 12 -17 meters deep
The tunnels are well preserved
The tunnels are well preserved
The underground military command
The underground military command
The underground barracks
The underground barracks

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Tip:  Hassle-free Hulunbuir  Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Hulunbuir Grassland, Inner Mongolia:

Beijing Hulunbuir Classic Loop 6 Day Tour 
 Beijing Hulunbeier Folk Culture 4 Day Tour  

Beijing Yinchuan Alxa Highlight 7 Day Tour

3 Day Beijing Shangdu (Xanadu) Tour 
4-Day Beijing Xilinglo Glassland Shangdu Mongolia Culture Tour 

Inner Mongolia Tour
Mid-Inner Mongolia Tour (Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos)
East Inner Mongolia Tour (Xanadu,Wulan Butong, Xilinhot, Chifeng)
Northeast Inner Mongolia Tour (Hulunbuir)
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Hohhot Tour
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Asihatu Stone Forest
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Duolun Travel Guide
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How to visit Asihatu Stone Forest
Xi Wuzhumuqin Grassland

Any questions, just drop a line.

Hulun Lake Travel Tips

Thursday, October 21st, 2021
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Location of Hulun Lake

If you are going to visit the Hulunbuir Grassland, you are highly recommended to get a glimpse of Hulun Lake. Hulun Lake is located near the National Highway No.301 on the route from Hailar to Manzhouli.

You can visit Hulun Lake either from Hailar or Manzhouli. The lake itself is under the jurisdiction of Manzhouli City, but it actually lies in the area surrounded by Manzhouli, New Barag Left Banner and New Barag Right Banner.

ABC of Hulun Lake

Hulun Lake is also known as Dalai Lake, the largest fresh water lake in Inner Mongolia and 5th largest in China. Hulun Lake is fed by two rivers – one is known as the Kelulun River, which runs from the west, and the other Orshun River, which runs from the south.

The the Orshun River connects Hulun Lake and Beier Lake. Both the Hulunbuir Grassland and the Hulunbuir City are named after the two sister lakes – Hulun Lake and Beier Lake. The Beier Lake is owned both by Mongolia and China.

Hulun Lake has a shape of an irregular rectangle with an area of 2,339 square kilometers. The Hulun Lake is rich in fishes and waterfowl. There are various kinds of cash fish like carp, red fins, pike, catfish and rare white shrimp. The lake is a mecca for over 200 migrating bird species, including crane, gull, swan, wild goose, duck and lovebird.

How to Visit Hulun Lake

The Hulun Lake is an ideal summer resort in terms of cool climate, beautiful scenery and fresh air. If you come here in summer, you are able to participate in many activities such as boating on the lake, fishing on the lake shore, sunbathing, bird watching.

Hulun Lake is about 200km by road west of Hulunbuir City.

The location of Hulun Lake

You can also have a bite of the local all-fish feast with numerous delicious and nourishing dishes of fish. If you come in winter, it is interesting to see how local people catch fish under the ice.

On the west of the Hulun Lake is the reception center for tourists traveling from afar. People can stay overnight on the grassland, having horse riding, watching the performances of wrestling and horse racing.

In the evening, join in the bonfire party under the starry sky, singing and dancing. Life is so beautiful!

People are boarding pontoon boats seating 8 persons each for cruising on the lake.

People are boarding pontoon boats seating 8 persons for crusing on the lake.
People are boarding pontoon boats seating 8 persons for cruising on the lake.
Surrounded by the gulls, people are leisurely boating on Hulun Lake.
Surrounded by the gulls, people are leisurely boating on Hulun Lake.
Happy Gulls Flying Freely
Happy Gulls Flying Freely
Horse Riding by the lake
Horse Riding by the lake
Experiencing the lele cart, a Mongolian-style ox cart also known as jigger cart
Experiencing the lele cart, a Mongolian-style ox cart also known as jigger cart
Under the white clouds and blue sky, a lele cart is waiting for you.
Under the white clouds and blue sky, a lele cart is waiting for you.
The Hulun Lake is an ideal summer resort
The Hulun Lake is an ideal summer resort

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Tip:  Hassle-free Hulunbuir  Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Hulunbuir Grassland, Inner Mongolia:

Beijing Hulunbuir Classic Loop 6 Day Tour 
 Beijing Hulunbeier Folk Culture 4 Day Tour  

Beijing Yinchuan Alxa Highlight 7 Day Tour

3 Day Beijing Shangdu (Xanadu) Tour 
4-Day Beijing Xilinglo Glassland Shangdu Mongolia Culture Tour 

Inner Mongolia Tour
Mid-Inner Mongolia Tour (Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos)
East Inner Mongolia Tour (Xanadu,Wulan Butong, Xilinhot, Chifeng)
Northeast Inner Mongolia Tour (Hulunbuir)
West Inner Mongolia Tour (Alashan “Alxa” League)
Hohhot Tour
Hohhot Highlights & Grassland 3 Day Tour
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Further Readings


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Badain Jaran Desert (Tips, Photos & Map)

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Xanadu Sites Museum
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Asihatu Stone Forest
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Duolun Travel Guide
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How to visit Asihatu Stone Forest
Xi Wuzhumuqin Grassland

Any questions, just drop a line.

How to visit Hulunbuir Grassland

Thursday, October 21st, 2021
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Plan your Inner Mongolia Tour? One thing to keep in mind is that Inner Mongolia is huge in geographic size, three sizes of Japan. So don’t cram too much on your travel schedule on your single trip and do consider limiting your trip to one or two regions in Inner Mongolia.

ABC of Hulunbuir Grassland

The northeast Inner Mongolia is home to the mesmerizing Hulunbuir Grassland. It is one of the best preserved grasslands in the world, a paradise of grasslands comprising the classic grasslands, gradually morphing into meadows, and the forest grasslands.

Hulunbuir Grassland is crisscrossed by hundreds of rivers, large and small, which have made this area a mecca for local Mongolian nomads and herders. Hunlunbeier Grasslands are dubbed as the “most unsullied prairie” due to the pollution-free skies and environments.

Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe

Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe (金帐汗蒙古部落 Jinzhanghan Mongolia Tribe) is the only nomadic tribe open to the tourists, a reproduction of the camping tents in Genghis Khan’s time. It is located in the heartland of Hulunbuir Grassland, on the banks of Moergele River that is hailed as China’s first Qushui (River Bends).

The sunset over the Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe

This area is a natural pasture famous home and abroad. Historically, many ancient ethnic groups lived and developed here from generation to generation.

The Yurts under the golden lights of the sunrise

In the 12th and 13th centuries, Genghis Khan and his followers united all the Mongolian tribes here and started to most of Asia and Eastern Europe.

Taking the Photos on Hulunbuir Grassland

For most travelers, Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe is the destination for their long-expected travel to Hulunbuir Grassland.

Sunrise Glow over Hulunbuir Grassland

How to get to Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe

So the question of how to visit Hulunbuir Grassland is akin to how to visit Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe.

Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe (Jinzhanghan Mongolia Tribe) is located 38km to the north of Hailar District of Hulunbuir City. There are no direct public buses connecting Hailar (Hulunbuir City) and Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe.

Hiring a local taxi or car from Hailar to the tribe costs you RMB400 or so. Hulunbuir City is the most important transportation hub for bringing travelers to Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe.

Alternatively, you may book a package tour through the tourist desk at your hotel in Hulubuir, joining a group to visit Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe.

How to get to Hailar ( Hulunbuir City)

You take flight, train or even long-distance bus to Hulunbuir City, then change for local buses for Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe.Hulubuir Grassland at Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe.

Hulunbuir Dongshan Airport (HLD) has daily flights to Beijing, Hohhot, Shanghai, Shenyang and more. The airport is only 5km to the city center with airport shuttle buses. You can take a taxi to or from airport for around RMB25.

Hailar Railway Station is about 4km northeast of the downtown Hulunbuir. Hulunbuir Airport is about 5km east of the downtown.

The location of Hailar Railway Station and Hulunbuir Airport

It is quite convenient to travel to Hulunbeier by train with wide train network. Hulubuir City ( Hailar) has trains connecting Beijing, Baotou, Hohhot, Harbin, Dalian, Qiqihaer, Boketu, Moerdaoga, Manzhouli, Jiaergeda and more.

The Hailar Railway Station is in the northwestern part of Hulunbuir City. A taxi ride from the station to a city-center hotel costs about RMB12.

Hailar Long-distance Bus Station is located next to Hailaer Railway Station. Halaier Long-distance Bus Station has the following travel routes: Manzhouli (232km), Harbin(960km), Aershan(370), etc.

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Sunrise Glow over Hulunbuir Grassland
Top 10 Places for Photography in Hulunbuir
How to visit Hulunbuir Grassland
Top 10 Attractions in Hulunbuir
Hulun Lake Travel Tips
World Anti-fascist War Hailar Memorial Park

Road Trip from Ergun to Linjiang Village
Ergun Travel Guide
Aoluguya Travel Guide
Moerdaoga Travel Guide
Shiwei Travel Tips

Wusu Langzi Lake (Tips, Photos & Map)
Dujuan Lake in Aershan National Forest Park

Beihu Park Skyline at Night in Manzhouli
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Tip:  Hassle-free Hulunbuir  Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Hulunbuir Grassland, Inner Mongolia:

Beijing Hulunbuir Classic Loop 6 Day Tour 
 Beijing Hulunbeier Folk Culture 4 Day Tour  

Beijing Yinchuan Alxa Highlight 7 Day Tour

3 Day Beijing Shangdu (Xanadu) Tour 
4-Day Beijing Xilinglo Glassland Shangdu Mongolia Culture Tour 

Inner Mongolia Tour
Mid-Inner Mongolia Tour (Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos)
East Inner Mongolia Tour (Xanadu,Wulan Butong, Xilinhot, Chifeng)
Northeast Inner Mongolia Tour (Hulunbuir)
West Inner Mongolia Tour (Alashan “Alxa” League)
Hohhot Tour
Hohhot Highlights & Grassland 3 Day Tour
Hohhot Highlights & Grassland 2 Day Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Hohhot
Best Time to Visit Hohhot
Meidaizhao Temple
How to go to Hohhot from Beijing
Top Souvenirs in Hohhot
Hohhot Taxi: Hohhot Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Baotou Taxi: Baotou Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Ordos Taxi: Ordos taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
What to see in Hohhot, what to do in Hohhot

Top 10 Attractions in Alxa League
Heicheng Historic Site in Ejin Banner (Tips, Photos & Map)
Guai Shu Lin in Ejin Banner, Inner Mongolia (Tips, Photos & Map)
Populus Forest in Ejin Banner (Tips, Photos & Map)
Badain Jaran Desert (Tips, Photos & Map)

Top 10 Attractions in Chifeng
Xanadu Sites Museum
Jinlianchuan Grassland
Wulan Butong Grassland
Asihatu Stone Forest
Gong Geer Grassland
Duolun Travel Guide
Xanadu Travel Guide – Shangdu Travel
How to visit Asihatu Stone Forest
Xi Wuzhumuqin Grassland

Any questions, just drop a line.