Huitengxile Grassland
Huitengxile Grassland
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Atiqah Henderson
By Atiqah Henderson
Warm-hearted locals and so easy to reach by public transport!
5.0 of 5 bubblesJun 2019
I went there on June 10, 2019 as solo backpacker, took an overnight train (23:40h) from Beijing to Jining Nan (Jining South) Railway Station, arrive there at 07:42 h on June 11. Had breakfast at the restaurant in front of the train station, and if you need Halal food (清镇食物), there’s a lot of Lanzhou restaurants around Jining Nan Railway Station that can be reached by foot. To get a bus to Zhongqi Village (中旗) to go Huitengxile Grassland, i walked to the Bus station, on the left side of Jining Nan Railway Station about 300m. Bought the ticket at 17元 and the mini bus departed at 09:05am. About 2 hrs journey you’ll arrive this small town. This small town also have Lanzhou Lamian restaurant (Halal food). I saw only one restaurant, it’s more than enough for you to pack your lunches to grassland. And then i took a cab, 100元/cab for return price. They’ll send you, and don’t forget to take their phone number before you left for grassland. I didn’t enter the specific entrance, yet i just sightseeing outside the entrance for free, because they are all grassland. Horses are everywhere. If you want to experience sleeping in the yurts, you can just go and ask someone they or they’ll come to you right after they see you. 100元/night, complete with breakfast/lunch/dinner. If you wanna taste local food also you can ask them without having to stay overnight in the yurt. And from this small town you can directly go to Hohhot (HuHeHaote 呼和浩特) with 42元 by bus, about 3hrs journey. The place is really nice, the locals helped me a lot and they were so concerned that i went alone!😂 they’re just so wow. All you need to do is tell the locals what’s your plan for that day and they’ll have help you find the way! I’m not lying, they’re so generous🥰♥️ Photos: 1 - locals wrote me their number if i need their assistance to go back to Jining from Grassland. 2 - the yurt: if you wanna book accommodation Last photo- bus from Zhongqi to Hohhot Hope this helps!

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Daniel A
Beijing, China35,135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We got a deal at this place for my wife and son to get a horse ride, but only after haggling. My daughter wanted to go on a very dilapidated children’s ride, but they wanted 100RMB for both my kids to ride it. After the horse ride, we walked down the hill towards the cows and the animals surprisingly let us take pics with them. The horses ran off of course. There were yurts there serving as restaurants but the food didn’t look fresh so we left. There might be better places around so search thoroughly before deciding to spend all day here.
Written October 5, 2023
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yfylou
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia6,324 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
While waiting for the rain to stop, we have our early lunch. One wagon is allowed to fit in six to eight persons but there are eight of us. We have to squeeze ourselves in by adding more chairs. While riding on the bumpy grassland, nothing much to see except wind turbines are everywhere. The grassland is short and green. It was deadly cold and windy. Finally we reach the mongolian village. They serve us hot milk tea and some snacks. Free range chickens are running over the grassland. No proper toilet.
Written August 11, 2016
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Atiqah Henderson
Beijing, China16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
I went there on June 10, 2019 as solo backpacker, took an overnight train (23:40h) from Beijing to Jining Nan (Jining South) Railway Station, arrive there at 07:42 h on June 11.

Had breakfast at the restaurant in front of the train station, and if you need Halal food (清镇食物), there’s a lot of Lanzhou restaurants around Jining Nan Railway Station that can be reached by foot.

To get a bus to Zhongqi Village (中旗) to go Huitengxile Grassland, i walked to the Bus station, on the left side of Jining Nan Railway Station about 300m. Bought the ticket at 17元 and the mini bus departed at 09:05am. About 2 hrs journey you’ll arrive this small town. This small town also have Lanzhou Lamian restaurant (Halal food). I saw only one restaurant, it’s more than enough for you to pack your lunches to grassland.

And then i took a cab, 100元/cab for return price. They’ll send you, and don’t forget to take their phone number before you left for grassland. I didn’t enter the specific entrance, yet i just sightseeing outside the entrance for free, because they are all grassland. Horses are everywhere.

If you want to experience sleeping in the yurts, you can just go and ask someone they or they’ll come to you right after they see you. 100元/night, complete with breakfast/lunch/dinner. If you wanna taste local food also you can ask them without having to stay overnight in the yurt.

And from this small town you can directly go to Hohhot (HuHeHaote 呼和浩特) with 42元 by bus, about 3hrs journey.

The place is really nice, the locals helped me a lot and they were so concerned that i went alone!😂 they’re just so wow. All you need to do is tell the locals what’s your plan for that day and they’ll have help you find the way! I’m not lying, they’re so generous🥰♥️

Photos:
1 - locals wrote me their number if i need their assistance to go back to Jining from Grassland.
2 - the yurt: if you wanna book accommodation
Last photo- bus from Zhongqi to Hohhot

Hope this helps!
Written June 16, 2019
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lpb_38
Shanghai78 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
In need for some fresh air (since we live in Shanghai) we decided to spend a few days in Inner Mongolia and were adviced to go to Huitengxile grassland, which was supposedly less spoiled by tourism.
Our few relaxing days turned into a nightmare.... we arrived in 99 springs reception center or yurt hotel which was extremely old and dirty. The restaurant served absolutely revolting food and to taste some lamb (we had to pay an extra 580 RMB!! local dish was not even included in our meal?!) Our concrete room/yurt was super dirty and dusty and we had no heating, I ended up catching a cold and fever.
In Huitengxile grassland the panorama is completely spoiled by the thousands wind turbines lined up ... there are everywhere and you can not see beyond it. The weather was very nice and I can see how this can be an amazing landscape, just not with the wind turbines!
Next to the concrete yurts, in the daytime, there are several horses waiting to take the buses of Chinese tourists on a 40 minutes ride. We ended up going onto one of those rides, and when trying to bargain, as you do in China, we were told "this is the grassland, there is no bargaining" ok so, here we leave for our ride. Both of our horses were on a leash and we weren't able to do anything autonomously. When my husband asked if he could do a bit of trotting with the horse, he was asked to pay extra!!!
All in all, I would probably not recommend this place
Written June 12, 2013
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Magdalena Z
Schruns, Austria172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
Living in Shanghai, we were like always hungry for few days in nature, the more remote and unspoiled, the better. Having limited time on our hands we couldn't go to Mongolia proper so decided to visit Inner Mongolia and one of their famous grasslands. We chose Huitengxile grassland based on various reviews as supposedly being the least commercial.
Making story short - what we did not know that all grasslands in Inner Mongolia have been changed into the the China biggest wind energy fields, being "planted" with 20 to 30m high wind turbines spread more less 200m from each other. They are everywhere. To the horizon. Between them, spaced in 2-3 km distance from each other you find yurt hotels. Usually dirty, old concrete huts. We didn't travel further then 20km into the grassland but this is what we could see. Next to the yurts hoards of horses, with several saddled and waiting ready for the buses of Chinese tourists who arrive for 1 hour lunch and 1 hour horse riding and return to catch the flight back from Hohhot. The whole panorama is completely futuristic and although it might leave unforgettable memories, it's not what nature lovers look for.
We stayed there 2 days, in one hotel that provided clean and warm rooms. Unfortunately I do not remember the name as it was only in Chinese characters but we have arranged it through our guide, Ken, who works for Cycle China tourist agency. However, except OK rooms, there was no service on site since the hotel was not really opened yet. We carried with us food for breakfast, coffee and water.
Here, I must mention that Ken was an amazing guide who did his best to
make up for us for disappointing scenery. To the point that he found the only area saved from wind turbins that we could spend very pleasant afternoon hiking. In the evening, with help of his father brought the grill, meat for grill, spices, dishes, table, rented additional yurt from the hotel and made us a barbecue... It was first time in his life that he and his father grilled something. Next day in the morning he took us biking to the area that was not on the tourists maps and thanks to that, on the end of our trip we had experienced how the grasslands must have looked before becoming the Saudi Arabia of China wind energy...
All in all, interesting experience but if we knew up front how it looks, we would not go.
Written July 9, 2012
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Mad_man_on_lose
Oslo, Norway30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
My passion to to travel to 'no mans land" is old and this is why I decided to go to Inner Mongolia grasslands.

My mistake, didnt know it was already raided by windmills ;-(

The beautiful landscape was no more beautiful and the Yurts are more commercialized than you can imagine.

I wish it was something to remember for good reasons but I felt like wasted my hard earned cash.
Written June 1, 2014
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Milena S
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
I went there on a school trip and I was impressed with how remote and peaceful it was - very windy, true, but we got quite snug with my classmates spending the night in a yurt. :) We saw Mongolian wrestling, horse riding (we were invited to try it ourselves of course) and were even offered traditional milk vodka and tea with some mare milk. A once-in-a-lifetime experience for sure. :)
Written July 30, 2017
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Giada
Lucerne, Switzerland97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
I stayed in Huitengxile Grassland in July 2013 thanks to a school trip. The grassland scenery is beautiful, but it is difficult to take a picture without catching a windmill, they are everywhere!
We watched Mongolian people riding horses for an acrobatic show and then dined in the restaurant, where we ate typical dishes (lamb too).
At night we slept in a tent for five people. It was clean, but really cold! The wind was cold and strong, the tent did not have heating and they only gave us a blanket, but it was not enough for the temperature reached. So, my advice is to bring some anorak and sweater with you, just for stay up for the after dinner party and sleep.
There are 40 horses (more or less) used to take people for a horse ride in the grassland area. My friends paid 200 RMB for the ride, plus some tip to the horse "owner". You are not usually allowed to ride alone, but sometimes Mongolian people let you do it.
Toilets are not so beautiful to see: squat toilets and just a hung sheet used as door. I think they get cleaned every morning, but not so well.

I think this place is ok for a short short stay.
Written August 18, 2013
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