China - Inner Mongolia (Chapter)

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This is the Inner Mongolia chapter from Lonely Planet’s China guidebook.

Travellers heading north of the Great Wall might half expect to see Mongol hordes galloping through the vast grasslands. The reality is rather different: 21st-century Inner Mongolia is a wholly different place from Mongolia itself.

  • saddle up for a horse ride around the Hulunbei’er Grasslands
  • maps
  • explore the colourful esoteric mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism at Da Zhao, and be astonished by the tantric statues on display at beautiful Wuta Pagoda in Hohhot
  • transport
  • wander amid the ancient walls of Shangdu and contemplate the vanished wonders of Kublai Khan’s pleasure dome
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Hohhot & Around, Shangdu, Baotou, Genghis Khan Mausoleum, Haila’er, Enhe, Manzhouli, Shi Wei.

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