Post Congress Trip 8

 

Xilamuren Grassland and Kubuqi Desert, Hohhot and Ordos, Inner Mongolia, 3 Days  

 

Day 1: Beijing -- Hohhot --- Xilamuren Grassland (L)

The transportation to Beijing airport. Fly to Hohhot. Meet at Hohhot airport and transferred. Lunch at local restaurant.

Drive to Xilamuren Grassland: Xilamuren is 90 km from Hohhot. Over the years, Xilamuren Grassland is a favorite place to escape from the summer heat. With its abundance of wild flowers, Xilamuren looks like an expansive green blanket dotted with floral patterns. Sheep, horses, cattle and camels roam about alone or in herds, tended to by tribesmen in colorful native attires.

 

Day 2: Xilamuren Grassland --- Ordos (B/L)

Take an early wake-up to enjoy the sunrise at grassland. After breakfast, transfer to Ordos. On the halfway, continue the sightseeing to Resonant Sand Gorge.     

Lunch at local restaurant.

Backed by the Kubuqi Desert, the dunes assume a crescent shape with a height of 110 meters and gradient of 45 degrees. It's named after the echoing "Shhhh" that the sand makes as you step on the surface.

Check in Ordos Hotel and rest.

 

Day 3: Ordos --- Hohhot (B/L) 

In the morning, drive 1 hour to visit the Genghis khan's Mausoleum. Genghis Khan is the national hero of Mongolia and his Mausoleum is "the mystery of mysteries". The present mausoleum is a cenotaph, and the real one with his remains is still undiscovered.  

Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, transfer back to Hohhot and rest.