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Xilamuren is a small town in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia to the north of Hohhot.

Understand[edit]

In Xilamuren, there are large yurt encampments that primarily cater to Chinese tourists. There is also a small town with basic amenities. The yurt experience may not be the "authentic" yurt experience you are looking for but can still be a good time.

Get in[edit]

By Bus

There are buses from Hohhot at the main bus station near the central train station. ~25 RMB

Get around[edit]

There are many ATVs to rent and horses can be rented. We paid 60 RMB for a half hour on an ATV (2017).

See[edit]

The vast grasslands

Do[edit]

Ride horses, ride ATVs, watch shows at night, drink milk tea in yurts

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Most yurt encampments will have food options but it can be expensive so bring snacks. ~120 RMB Dinner for 3 with beer (2017)

Drink[edit]

Most camps will have drinks (cold beer). Baijou can be found in the town.

Sleep[edit]

Many yurt camps are available. There will be many touts waiting to greet you at the entrance of Xilamuren. We paid 60 RMB for a yurt but rates were varied from 60 RMB to 200 RMB. The yurts are basic with a table in the middle to eat. They will brink out blankets and rice pillows after dinner.

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Go next[edit]

Back to Hohhot by bus from the main road ~20 RMB per person. Taxis will try to offer you rides for faster return.

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