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Hailar (海拉尔 Hǎilā'ěr) is a city in Inner Mongolia Province in China.


The city was founded in 1734 as a Chinese garrison town, and has a population of around 200,000.

Hailar is a multi-ethnic town, with notable Han, Mongolian, Hui, Daur, Evenki, and Russian populations. As such, signs are usually bilingual.


Hailar has a dry, humid, humid summer, due to the East Asian monsoon. Winters are long, very dry and severe. Sunshine is abundant year-round. More than two-thirds of the annual rainfall occurs during the three summer months, June-August.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By train[edit]

Hailar's railway station is the penultimate major station before Manzhouli, the port city that stands close to the Russian border. It is on the Western line of the Trans-Siberian express route. Trains to Harbin take about 12 hours, and 27 to Beijing.

By road[edit]

Via China National Highway 301.

Get around[edit]

Hailar has frequent buses that cover the town.



Hulunbuir Grasslands, said to be the best one in mainland China.



Try local food: lamb, bef by the bones, 1 kg minimum. Restaurant name: Qi Jian Fang 七间房 : ¥28/500g


Home to the great Hailaer Beer.



  • Dong Fang Business Hotel (东方商务宾馆, 24 East two St Hailar district, Hulun Buir City (呼伦贝尔市海拉尔区东二道街24号). Clean, large room with computer: ¥120


  • Beier Hotel Hailar, 36 Zhongyang Avenue, +86 470 8332511, fax: +86 470 8334960.


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