Xi Wuzhumuqin Grassland

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Planning your Inner Mongolia Tour? Xi Wuzhumuqin Grassland is the best preserved pasture in the Xilingol Grassland. It is located in Xi Wuzhumuqin Qi ( West Wuzhumuqin Banner ) in the east of Xilin Gol League of Inner Mongolia.  Xi Wuzhumuqin Qi is also called Xi Ujimqin Qi or West Ujimqin Banner.
 
“Wuzhumuqin” in Mongolian literally means “grape pickers”, the tribal people who lived in the present border area (Alay Mountains) between the northern Xinjiang and Mongolia in the 13th century. They moved here in the 17th century and in 1641 the tribe head recovered the name of Wuzhumuqin”. The present name of Xi (West) Wuzhumuqin Qi was formed in 1954 in contrast to the other Qi known as Dong (East) Wuzhumuqin Qi which is now also under the jurisdiction of Xilingol League.
 
The Wuzhumuqin Grassland is typical of the temperate grassland in China. The grassland boasts of of marshlands, meadow grassland, sand dunes, and wetlands, which is well known as the grassland mecca and the most beautiful grassland in the northern China. The local herders are very skillful at raising and training the Wuzhumuqin horses. Wuzhumuqin horses have a long and glorious history. The legend goes that Genghis Khan’s famous Guard regiment used the Wuzhumuqin horses galloping along the west expedition.
 
To preserve the most beautiful part of the Xilingol Grassland, in Xi Wuzhumuqin Qi there is a large well preserved pasture of the West Wuzhumuqin Grassland known as West Wuzhumuqin Nomadic Tribe. Also in the central part of Xilingol Grassland, the Nomadic Tribe Area is very large, said to be the size of over 100 Tian’anmen Squares in Beijing. In the nomadic tribe, you have the chance to feel the nomadic culture and the pristine grassland views – the meadow grass, the desert-steppe and the forest, a transition belt from the meadow grass to the forest.
 
In the West Wuzhumuqin Nomadic Tribe, Genghis Khan Cultural Plaza is constructed to accommodate travelers who would stay overnight on the grassland. It is a reproduction of a splendid and luxury palace of ancient Mongolian style. Travelers can feel and touch the 13th mythical palace life of the ancient Mongolian people. The cultural plaza has over 100 yurts including 60 deluxe yurts, holding 350 people each night. Its huge dining hall can accommodate 1000 people at the same time. It organizes a small-scale Naadam Performance of horse racing, wrestling during the day and a exciting bonfire party under the stary sky in the evening during the tourist season.
 
Best Time to Visit: June – September
How to get to West Wuzhumuqin Nomadic Tribe:
1) Take a private vehicle from Xilinhot and drive about 150 km along the Road No.307
2) Take a local bus from Xilinhot to the tribe.
Xilinhot is the capital city of Xilingol League and it is connected to Beijing by flight.
 
The wildflower rich grasslands at Xi Wuzhumuqin Qi
The wildflower rich grasslands at Xi Wuzhumuqin Qi

The wildflower rich grasslands at Xi Wuzhumuqin Qi

 
Under the blue sky and white clouds lies the endless grassland, on which the sheep and cows can emrge when the wind blows.
Under the blue sky and white clouds lies the endless grassland

Under the blue sky and white clouds lies the endless grassland

 
The galloping horses
The galloping horses

The galloping horses

 
The white Mongolian yurts look like giant mushrooms  dotting on a green jadeite plate
The white Mongolian yurts look like giant mushrooms  dotting on a green jadeite plate

The white Mongolian yurts look like giant mushrooms dotting on a green jadeite plate

 
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