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How to visit Hulunbuir Grassland

Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Plan your Inner Mongolia Tour? One thing to keep in mind is the Inner Mongolia’s immense scale and the distances are long. Don’t put too much in your itinerary and do consider limiting your trip to one or two regions in-depth.
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 forest grasslands, meadows, and classic 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.

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).

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

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.

For most travelers, Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe is the destination for their long-expected travel to Hulunbuir Grassland. So the question of how to visit Hulunbuir Grassland is similar to how to visit Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe.

Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe (Jinzhanghan Mongolia Tribe) is located 37km to the north of Hailar District of Hulunbuir City. There are no direct public buses connecting Hailar and Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe.

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

You take flight, train or even long-distance bus to Hailar, then change for local veihicles for Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe.

Hailar 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.

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

The Hailar Railway Station is in the northwestern part of the town. 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.

The Hailar District of Hulunbuir City

The Hailar District of Hulunbuir City

Hulunbuir Grassland 1

Hulunbuir Grassland 1

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Hulunbuir Grassland 2

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Hulunbuir Grassland 3

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Hulunbuir Grassland 5

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Hulunbuir Grassland 6

Hulunbuir Grassland 7

Hulunbuir Grassland 7

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Hulunbuir Grassland 8

Tip:  Hassle-free Hulunbuir Grassland 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:

Beijing Hulunbuir Classic Loop 6 Day Tour from US$ 959 p/p
Beijing Hulunbeier Folk Culture 4 Day Tour from US$ 845 p/p

Further Readings


Sunrise Glow over Hulunbuir Grasslands
Best Night Views of Manzhouli City
Road Trip from Ergun to Linjiang Village
Northeast Inner Mongolia Tour

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