Erenhot Saiwusu International Airport
Erenhot Airport Code: ERL
Erenhot Airport Flights Schedule
|To/From||Frequency (weekly)||Travel Time|
|Beijing||1 on each Wed. Fri. Sat.||1H30M|
|Hothot||1 on each Mon. Wed. Fri. |
2 on each Tue. Thurs. Sat. Sun
How to Travel between Erenhot Airport and Downtown
1: The airport shuttle bus to the downtown is free for airplane passengers and CNY 20 for non-airplane passengers. There are several buses each day, which depart according to the flights schedule.
2: Taking a taxi to the downtown will cost about CNY 50.
Famous Attractions in Erenhot City
1: Cretaceous Dinosaur Geopark
The scenic spot is the Tungur Dinosaur Graveyard Ruins, which is originally a desolate area and now is known for numerous dinosaur fossils. It is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from downtown Erenhot and no direct public transport is available to the attraction, so visitors can charter buses in Erenhot City. Visitors can watch dinosaur fossils and mammal fossils of various periods in the park. There are also many emulational dinosaur models in the open air. The corresponding text introductions and surface rock strata sections are provided in each dinosaur display area. Besides, it restores the life scenes of ancient dinosaurs, and vividly shows the dinosaur excavation process. With a great significance of scenic popularization, it is especially suitable for children to visit and learn.
2: The Gateway of Erenhot Scenic Spot
Located in the military area in the north of Erenhot city, the scenic spot covers an area of about 1.3 million square meters. The Gateway of Erenhot, honored as "the Northern Gate of China", stands on the border between China and Mongolia. The lintel is inlaid with the Chinese characters of "People's Republic of China". With the gate and boundary monument as the core, the border culture and patriotism education as the theme, and the historical changes of Erenhot city as the main line, this attraction builds itself into a comprehensive scenic spot with unique China’s border culture characteristics, and integrates tourism, military experience and patriotism education.
3: Erenhot Dinosaur Museum
This museum is the earliest place of origin of dinosaur fossils recorded in the international history of paleontology in Inner Mongolia. As early as 70 million years ago, the area was a paradise for dinosaurs to live and multiply as its suitable environment which includes lakes and marshes, hot and humid climate and dense forests. Over the past 100 years, paleontologists and geologists successively from Russia, the United States, Canada and China has made six large-scale investigation and excavation, discovering that more than 10 kinds of fossils such as platypodocus, hadrosaur, ankylosaurus and ceratosaurus fossils. Numerous and various relatively complete dinosaur bones fossils are unearthed, including the earliest discovered dinosaur egg fossil in China.