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Architecture in Hohhot
Architecture in Hohhot
A statue of the late Mr Toyoma in...
We frozen lake which gave us a good...
The White Pagoda?
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Frozen lake / stream
Before arriving to the local home where we were invited, our bus had to stop some 1 km before the destination. The small lake was frozen and the bus can't go across. We we told to go on foot. It was very slippery. There were heavy snow storm 2 days before our arrival and then the sun starts to shine and the ice are melting at -30 deg cel!!! It was a slow process of crossing the lake. I for sure do not want to slip and fall. All of us do not want to slip and fall! One of our group member was very confident that she will not fall. Guess what all if us were walking and out of sudden we heard a big thump! It was her spinning when she had fall and trying to get up again and again. WE had a good laugh and none of us were helping her!!!! In the end, my nephew helped her after a good laugh!!!
Cloudless skies and endless sand...
Engebei Desert Tourist Spot is situated in Wulan Township, Dalate Banner on the bank of the Huanghe (Yellow River). It covers an area of 2000 hectares, including 180000-mu (a Chinese measurement) of desert and 120000-mu of grassland. As a famous central place of controlling sand, this tourist spot attracts many people from abroad, mainly to plant trees. Now more than one miilion trees have been planted and are growing well. A japanese man named Mr Toyama lived in China for the last twenty years of his life in Engebei planting trees in the sourrounding desert. People followed him and now there are groups of them, mainly Japanese coming to China every week to help plant trees. they come in groups of twenty or more and plant trees all day for three consequtive days. Whilst I was there, I watched them planting them and within an hour they had already planted just over a hunded saplings!...
Getting around: maps
I travel with eight different maps, because each one has different aspects that are useful.Nelles N.E. China: covers eastern I.M. as far as Jining. No Chinese script though.Nelles N. China: covers Ordos and up to Baotou and Hohhot. No Chinese script.GeoCenter China: good general map of China and good for getting a feel for the general geography. No Chinese script.The Atlas of China Knowledge: one of the few (the only?) Chinese map books to have English and Chinese script for places. Good simple map of Hohhot. (ISBN 7806703268)Nei Menggu Siji Dituce: I.M. road atlas (two versions). These show (different features) but no topography other than some rivers and the Chinese symbol for 'mountain' where relevant. (ISBN 7805458472 is the better one)Chinese sheet map of Inner MongoliaZhonguo Qiche Siji Dituji: China road atlas, because provincial road atlases invariably end literally at the border...
Top 3 Hotels in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Shangri-La Hotel Baotou
1 Review and 18 Opinions We stayed here for 2 nights in August 2009. The accomodations were very comfortable, and the staff...
Hotels in Baotou
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