Monday, 3 July 2017

China - Inner Mongolia (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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China - Inner Mongolia (PDF Chapter)

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

- 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

- wander amid the ancient walls of Shangdu and contemplate the vanished wonders of Kublai Khan’s pleasure dome

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

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