Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is at high altitude, becoming the Inner Mongolian Plateau which is the second largest plateaus of Chinese top four plateaus. It has a vast prairie in the east and an enormous desert in the west.
Yurts are the products of nomadic life. Theyre generally 2.5m high and over 3m wide, with a circular skylight in the center of the roof. This skylight will open in sunny days but close in cloudy and rainy days, helping air circulation and sunlight absorbing. These yurts are the most popular traditional residences in grasslands and pasture areas as well as the most attractive accommodations for foreign visitors.
Ovoo Worship – a Mongolian traditional religious activity
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has a vast domain, a large distance to the sea and a main climate of temperate continental monsoon climate. Influenced by such a climate, its climate characteristics are: Annual average temperature of -110C; A small precipitation amount with an annual precipitation of about 50-450mm; Strong wind; Dramatic changings between cold and warm seasons. Generally speaking, its spring season is mainly windy days with a soaring of temperature; its summer is short and hot with concentrated rainfalls; its autumn has a sharp drop in temperature and an early frost; its winter is cold and long with many damp and cold days.
Mongols are particular about toast. Liquor is the best food to express the precious loyalty between friends. When proposing a toast, the host will pour the liquor into a silver bowl or golden cup, holding up on a piece of pure white khata, then sing the moving toasting song to show their sincerities and feelings. At this time, guests should take over the liquor and drink, or have s tastes if you dont drink, then returned the liquor back to the host. What they shouldnt do is to decline the toast, for the declining would be treated as the behavior that they dont want to make friends with the host.
Usually made from rocks with wood or from wood, ovoos are often found in the grasslands, at the top of mountains and in high places like mountain passes. Theyre originally landmarks to judge directions, roads and boundaries, but later became places to worship Mountain God or Road God. Ovoo worship ceremonies are always held in July or August. In the ceremony, a tree branch or stick will be placed in the ovoo, tying some colorful strips of cloth or paper flags. In the hearts of Mongols, ovoos are sacred holy places.
Mongolia Nationality is a very characteristic nation. Its traditional customs and festivals attract tourists at home and abroad.
Located to the west of Greater Khingan Range, Hulunbuir Grassland is Chinas best preserved grassland and a pure land has no pollution.
This is a simple and affordable Mongolian food in prairie. Sheep eat the herb of Suchow Mosla on the grassland, so in cooking, Mongols dont need to add any flavoring but the mutton are still delicious. When eating, people dont use cutlery. They just use their hands to tear and hold the mutton.
Inner Mongolia is also one of Chinas major forest bases. It has a total forest area of about 20.8 million hectares, accounting for 11 percent of Chinese forest area, ranking No.1 in China.
The plateau region of Inner Mongolia is comprised of Hulunbuir High Plain, Xilingol High Plain, and Erdos High Plain and so on. The average altitude is about 1000m and the highest point is the main peak of Helanshan Mountain with a height of 3556m. The plateau region is surrounded by the Greater Khingan Range, Yin Mountains, and Helanshan Mountains and so on. To the west of Inner Mongolia Plateau is the desert area. Badain Jaran Desert and Tengger Desert are distributed there, covering a total area of 150,000 square kilometers. To the east foothill of the Greater Khingan Range, the foot of Yin Mountains, and the banks of Yellow River, there are many flat fertile plains with sufficient sunshine and abundant water resources. These plains are the main food and cash crop producing areas of Inner Mongolia as well as important barns in northern China.
Inner Mongolian folk songs are mainly divided into two categories: ritual songs and pastoral songs. Mongols, regardless of age and sex, love to sing. They respect people who are fond of singing and good at singing.
The Mongolian wedding handed down on the Erdos Grassland has a long history. With unique national characteristics, a strong flavor of life, fantastic songs & dances, and grand bustling scenes, it conveys the passionate pursuit of industrious, brave and wise Erdos Mongols and their straightforward, unsophisticated, and kind-hearted characters. Therefore, Erdos wedding has been widely extolled and is famous at home and abroad.
Silk Road Adventure with Badain Jaran Desert
Located in the north of China, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region covers a total area of 1.183 million square kilometers, accounting for 12.3% of Chinese total land area. As the third biggest province of China, it is close toBeijing& Tianjin, and border to Outer Mongolia and Russia in the north with a boundary line of 4200km.
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In Erdos, tourists can visit the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan and see the process that Genghis Khan created the Mongol Empire. Whats more, visitors can also ride a horse in Erdos Grassland, experiencing the unique prairie customs.
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Originated in Hure Banner to the south of Horqin Grasslands at the end of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the beginning of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), An Tai Dance was initially a Shamanism healing dance, but after 1949, it gradually became a national folk dance to express happiness.
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Naadam, or locally termed eriin gurvan naadam, meaning gathering, is a traditional festival in Mongolia originated in 700 years ago. In this festival, peddlers, storytellers, street-performers and so on all gather in Inner Mongolia, presenting a bustling picture. The most exciting things are wrestling, horse racing and archery. This festival is mainly held in August when the grassland cattle and sheep are strong and rice is harvested.
Situated in the west of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, it is one of Chinas Top Four Largest Deserts, covering a total area of 47,000 square kilometers. Its annual precipitation is less than 40mm, but it has more than 100 lakes. With its unique fascinating landscapes, the Badain Jaran Desert attracts tens of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists to come every year.