Hulunbuir (red) in Inner Mongolia (orange)
Hulunbuir (呼伦贝尔市) is a region that is governed as a prefecture-level city in northeastern Inner Mongolia, in the People's Republic of China. Its administrative center is located at Hailar District, its largest urban area. Major scenic features are the high steppes of the Hulun Buir grasslands, the Hulun and Buir lakes (the latter partially in Mongolia), and the Khingan range. Hulun Buir borders Russia to the north and west, Mongolia to the south and west, Heilongjiang province to the east and Hinggan League to the direct south. Hulunbuir is a linguistically diverse area: next to Mandarin Chinese, Mongolian dialects such as Khorchin and Buryat, the Mongolic language Dagur and some Tungusic languages are spoken there.
At an average height of over 1,000 meters above sea level, Inner Mongolia is home to the vast grasslands where horses roam and ethnic Mongols whose customs add a pure and natural charm to the region. Blessed with four seasons, Inner Mongolia is endowed with an abundance of picturesque landscapes that has never failed to mesmerize the visitors that set foot on this land.
Hulunbuir Grasslands, located in northeastern Inner Mongolia. The Grasslands are considered the "most unsullied grasslands" in China. Named after the Hulun and Buir lakes, the grasslands feature forests, rivers and lakes. After May, the green grassland is dotted with colorful flowers, birds, and cattle and sheep scattered among the grasses. There are also various local activities, including horseback and camelback riding, horse racing and wrestling.(Photos: China.org.cn)
Below photos show the splendid summer scenery of Hulunbuir Grasslands in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Photos/people.cn)