Situated in the northeastern part of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Hulunbeier City borders Heilongjiang Province to the east and shares boundaries with Outer Mongolia and Russia in the southwest and northwest. Hulunbeier Leadue is famous Hulunbeier Grassland.
Chinese Name: 呼伦贝尔市 (hū lún bèi ěr shì)
Area: 263,950 square kilometers (101,912 square miles)
Nationalities: Mongol, Han,Machu
History of Hulunbeier
During the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD) and the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), many nomadic tribes in North China settled in the vast grassland of Hulunbeier. Today, it is still the homeland of more than thirty ethnic minorities. In 2001, Hulunbeier's status was changed from a league to a city.
The Daxing'anling Mountains stretch through the central region of Hulunbeier City from the northeast to the southwest. The city is divided into three regions: the grassland in the west; the forest zone in the mountain area and the hill and river valley area in the east.Administrative Division: 1 District (Hailaer); 4 Qis (Arun, Xin Barag, Xin Barag You and Xin Barag Zuo); 3 Autonomous Qis (Oroqen, Ewenki, and Morin Daur); 5 County-level Cities (Manzhouli, Zhalantun, Yakeshi, Genhe and Eerguna)
Note: Qi (or Banner) is a county-level administrative entity in Inner Mongolia's political divisions. A League or Meng is an administrative unit in Inner Mongolia consisting of several qis.
Seat of the City Government: 24, Shengli Jie, Hailaer District
What to see in Hulunbeier ?
Hulunbeier hosts an azalea festival in the spring; a grassland culture and beer festival in the summer; a forest culture festival celebrating Daxing'anling Mountains in the autumn and an ice and snow festival with a strong ethnic flavor in the winter.
This is probably the finest pasture in China. In the summer, visitors can go horseback riding, view horse racing and attend wrestling matches. Campfire parties featuring whole-sheep feasts are popular. Huhenuoer Grassland and Hulun Lake are the most famous sights in that area. The lake is teeming with fish and shrimp. Hulun is the largest lake in Inner Mongolia and one of the five largest freshwater lakes in China.
Phoenix Villa (Fenghuang Shanzhuang) is an excellent winter resort located in the Daxing'anling Mountains. European-style villas with red roofs stand out among the pines and white snow. Additionally, Hailaer National Forest Park and Darbin Lake National Forest Park cater to visitors who feel enthusiasm for the natural greenery and tranquil forests.
Manzhouli,also called Manchuli, is a county-level city which is located in northeast of Hulunbeier League,Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.Aa a border city,Mazhouli City is so cahrmful with Russia style that it has been attracting lots of visitor from home and abroad in recent years.
Established in 1901 as a stop on the Trans-Manchurian Railway which was being built at the time as a shortcut between the main line of the Trans-Siberian Railway and Vladivostok, Russia.Now it is more like an international marketplace where Russians cross the border in search of cheap and portable items for selling back in the Motherland. Read More: Top Attractions in Manzhouli
When to visit Hulunbeier ?
Situated in the continental climatic zone, the city is characterized by cool short summer and long chilly winter. The average temperature range during a year is -5℃-2℃ (23℉-35.6℉). Precipitation becomes common in June and August.
Mid-May to mid-September and November to February are the best periods to visit the region. The former period is best for viewing the flourishing grassland and latter period is better for viewing the grand snowscape. Weather in late May and mid-September is generally the most comfortable. From June to August, the grasslands are frequently overrun with swarms of mosquitoes.
How to get to Hulunbeier ?
Hailaer (Dongshan) Airport is seven kilometers (4.3 miles) from downtown Hulunbeier. Every week, there are flights to Beijing, Hohhot and Shenzhen. Manzhouli Airport is nine kilometers (5.6 miles) southwest of Manzhouli City and operates flights to Beijing, Hohhot, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qingdao. There are also international flights available to Chita and Irkusk in Russia.