Xilamuren Grassland（Chinese name:希拉穆仁草原） is one of the must-see attractions in Inner Mongolia. In Mongolian language, Xilamuren means “yellow water”, and some people would like to call it “Zhao River”. This grassland is about 90km away from Hohhot in the north.
Xilamuren Grassland is that it remains cool even during hot summer. It houses a total number of 62 Mongolian yurts of which 30 are standard. Another important site here is the magnificent Puhui Monastery built during the Qing Dynasty in 1769. It was built during the reign of Emperor Qianlong, primarily for the Sixth Living Buddha. Now it is a complex of three halls with carved ceilings and painted beams. The beautiful Xilamuren River surrounds the temple, presenting a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere. Boasting of more than 6000 square metres, Xilamuren Grassland includes reception facilities and is able to accommodate even 2,500 guests.
【Best time to visit】
The average temperature between July and August is around 20 C. During this period, cool mornings and nights will make you have a leisure time here. The best time to visit the grassland is in summer and autumn. At this time of year, the pleasant climate, the blue sky and white clouds, the rolling grass, the wandering flocks and herds, the passionate herdsmen and their Mongolian food will undoubtedly leave you with a deep impression. During the Nadam Festival held every summer, tourists can enjoy a series of different activities, including camel riding, horse racing, wrestling, archery, a camp fire party and singing and dancing. You can even take part in some of the competitions that you are interested in. A big surprise is probably waiting for you!
【Nadam Fair in Xilamuren Grassland】
Xilamuren Grassland is the nearest grassland tourist attraction to Hohhot and the earliest one in Inner Mongolia. The average temperature in summer season is about 18℃-21℃. The grassland has rolling hills and lush green grass.
During the Nadam Fair held in each summer, the whole grassland is throbbing with excitement and full of activities. Tourists can experience a great many activities, such as living in a yurt, a camp fire party, singing and dancing, watching camel racing, horse racing, and wrestling. You can even take part in some of the competitions you are interested in; perhaps a big surprise is waiting for you.