The singing sands of Baotou’s Resonant Sand Gorge once warned travelers of the great expanse of desert that lay before them but now herald the beauty of the dunes of the Gobi, brought conveniently closer to Baotou by bus. An industrial city reinventing itself greener, Baotou is also believed to be the final resting place of Genghis Khan.
A museum dedicated to the legendary Mongol warrior, the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan may not contain his actual remains (the search for these remains ongoing), but it is an elegant and reverential tribute to his life and legacy. It is made up of three ... >>
The vast Xilamuren Grassland near Baotou in Inner Mongolia derives its name from the Xilamuren River (or "Yellow River" in Mongolian). Best visited during summer and fall, you'll ... >>
Wudang Lamasery is said to be modeled after its distant Tibetan cousin, the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse. Seven generations of the Living Buddha were based here and their ... >>
Resonant Sand Gorge is a sweeping crescent of sand dunes in the Gobi's Kubuqi Desert, and a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Listen to the intriguing sound of the sand as it moves underfoot and the echoes off the ... >>