Hulunbuir Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 呼伦贝尔市 (hū lún bèi ěr shì)
Area: 263,950 square kilometers (101,912 square miles)
Nationalities: Mongol, Han
|Vast Prairie in Hulunbuir|
Location: Situated in the northeastern part of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Hulunbuir City borders Heilongjiang Province to the east and shares boundaries with Outer Mongolia and Russia in the southwest and northwest.
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
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0470-8238664
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Hulunbeier Branch: 16, Alihe Lu, Hailaer District
China Post Hulunbeier Branch: Jiagedaqi Lu, Hailaer District
Hulunbuir Attractions - Things to Do
|White Yurts on Hulunbuir Prairie|
Phoenix Villa (Fenghuang Shanzhuang)
How to Get to/around Hulunbuir/Manzhouli by Air
When to Go: 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.
Hulunbuir Travel Tips
Physical Features: The Daxing'anling Mountains stretch through the central region of Hulunbuir 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.
Special Local Products: The minority Daur, Oroqen and Ewenki people make products from birch bark. Russian handicrafts are available, too. Locally raised mushrooms, beef and mutton and dairy products are of good quality.
Local Highlights: Hulunbuir 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.
I know it will be freezing, but since I am also coming from harbin, i guess it makes no difference (or it did?).
just curious about this little city :)
so nothing to see in January?
In Jan. 2013, the National Auto Icy Tournament was held in Hailar. It was really worthy time. But the activities in Jan. 2014 hven't been published yet. Anyway, it would also be a good idea to experience the life of local people there.
train will be 700RMB/person round trip, 14 hours mostly.
can't find any flight at the moment.
is it a good idea not to prebook the flight 3 weeks travel prior to chinese new year?
I could not find any schedule for january which is quite strange
so let's go to manzhouli
any suggestions what to visit is highly appreciated.
love you all
i just came back from manzhouli...
the cold is almost unbearable :)
honestly, nothing much to see.