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Travel guide for Dragon Boat Festival (5)  14:09, June 09, 2013  

Xilingol Grassland, Inner Mongolia (file photo)

5. Xilingol Grassland, Inner Mongolia

Xilingol Grassland Xilingol Grassland, which means "rivers on the highlands", is located in Xilinhot City, center of Inner Mongolia. Covering more than 10,786 square kilometers, the grassland is considered one of the most representative grasslands in a temperate climate zone in China. It consists of marshlands, grasslands, sand dunes, and wetlands, with over 1,200 plants growing on the grasslands. Among them, 671 plant varieties are edible, over 400 are herbs, and over 50 are oil bearing corps. The grassland is also home to many animals, including fine-wool sheep, Mongolian oxen, prairie red cows, Ujumuchin sheep, Xilinguole camels and horses, as well as 76 species of birds including swans and larks. When summer comes, it is a wonderful resort for sightseeing and avoiding heat.

Travel tips:

Admission: 25 yuan

Opening Hours: 08:30-17:30

Getting there: You can take travel bus from Xilinhot City to Xiwuqi or Dongwuqi.

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