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China's most beautiful and purest grassland - Hulunbuir Grassland

People's Daily Online)  08:08, October 17, 2012

(chinapic.people.com.cn / Yang Jianping)

Edited and translated by Ye Xin, People's Daily Online

Hulunbuir Grassland, located in the northeast of Hunlunbuir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is well protected and praised as one of China's most beautiful and purest grasslands.

As an ancient Chinese poem saying, a place where "the sky is blue and the grass is boundless; when the grass bows in the wind, the horses and sheep will appear," (天苍苍,野茫茫,风吹草低见牛羊) the grassland is scarcely populated and the green grass stretches endlessly into the horizon.

Known as the Kingdom of Pastureland, the Hulunbuir Grassland has more than 1,000 species of plants. On the grassland are green grass, beautiful flowers, zigzagging rivers, crystal-clear lakes, sheep and cows, and herdsmen's yurts sending forth the fragrance of wine and of tea with milk.

Travel Tips:

The best time for travelers to visit Hulunbuir Grassland is summer. The grass is vigorous and lush during the summer there. The sunset on the far horizon, as the grassland turns gold, is intoxicating. It is really a magical and wonderful experience for travelers.

Visitors can try many activities. They can roam around riding horses, camels or grassland carts. Or they can paddle a boat and angle on the lakes, or hunt in a nearby forest. Here, you will not resist the authentic foods of the herdsmen, such as roasted lambs, mutton hotpots, fish feasts, as well as many dairy products.

In addition, visitors can view wrestling matches on the grassland and to have a close experience with the Mongolian minority culture.

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(Editor:叶欣、张茜)

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