Attractions

Charming attractions for every traveller

Genghis Khan Mausoleum

Situated about 185 kilometres from the city of Baotou, the Genghis Khan Mausoleum pays tribute to the great Mongolian hero, Genghis Khan.

Built in 1954, the Genghis Khan Mausoleum is a magnificent complex that comprises mainly of three grand halls.

Four sacrificial ceremonies are held annually at this astounding 5.5 hectare mausoleum to commemorate this great Mongolian hero. Of the four, the grandest one takes place on 21 March.

The Great Wall of the Qin Dynasty

A section of the Great Wall of the Qin Dynasty (221 to 206 B.C.) stretches for 100 kilometres through the territory of Baotou. The wall in Guyang County, 10 meters high, is a magnificent sight. A section located in Shiguai district is the oldest existing part of the Great Wall.

Xiangshawan (Resonant Sand Bay)

Xiangshawan is located in Ih Ju League, 45 kilometres from the city of Baotou. Sliding down from the 90-meter-high, 45-degree sand hill, one can hear the sound of car and aircraft engines, a natural and as yet inexplicable phenomenon.

Apart from sand sliding, one can also ride horses and camels, or ride on sand-sliding boats.

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