Wuhai Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 乌海 (wū hǎi)
Area: 1,754 square kilometers (677 square miles)
Location: in the southwest of Inner Mongolia, north China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Haibowan, Hainan, Wuda)
Area Code: 0473
Zip Code: 016000
GDP (2018): CNY 49.59 billion (USD 19.67 billion)
Nationalities: Han, Mongol, Hui, Man, Zang
The City Rich in Mineral Resources and Grapes
Wuhai is a new industrial city located in the southwest of Inner Mongolia. It is close to Ordos to the north and east, Alxa to the west and Ningxia to the southwest. Wuhai is rich in mineral resources whose high-quality coking coal accounts for 75% of the reserves in Inner Mongolia. Known as the city of calligraphy, Wuhai has a large number of members of the Chinese Calligraphy Association and more than 100,000 fans who practice calligraphy all year round. Thanks to rich water, soil, light and heat resources, Wuhai produces high-quality grapes and establishes many desert original ecological wineries. While visiting the city, mountains, Gobi, deserts, deserts and grasslands here will offer you a visual feast. Some historical sites like the Great Wall in the Qin Dynasty (221 BC – 207BC) are still preserved.
Wuhai Attractions - Things to Do
Qixiagu Grand Valley: More than 650 meters (710 yard) long, the valley is lined with strange peaks on both sides, leaving just a little space which is called ‘A line of Sky' by the locals.
Diversifolious Poplar Islet: Set in the center of the Yellow River, it is made of five smaller islets, among which one is covered with diversifolious poplar.
Xi Erduos National Nature Reserve: Thousands of rare or ancient plants are preserved in this area, among which Tetraena mongolica Maxim (Sihemu) is the most precious one. It is the peculiar plant in Alxa desert area and is under the second-class protection of the state.
Other Tourism Spots: Jinshawan Ecological Tourism Resort, Mabudian Ecological Tourism Resort, Yellow River Holiday Resort, Dayu Wharf, Ancient City Site of the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220), Beacon Tower of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
How to Get to/around Wuhai
When to Go: Best time to visit Wuhai is between summer and autumn, around August and September.
Wuhai Travel Tips
Physical Features: Three parallel mountains stretch from north to south, with two plain basins in the middle.
Local Highlights: As an industrial city, Wuhai has various natural resources, among which the coal mine is the richest. Wuhai is also one of the most important grape bases in China. For tourism, it is famous for Yellow River and desert scenery. It also boasts of its calligraphic works, many of which have been released in national newspapers and television stations. In addition, 24 ethnic minority groups add to the charm of Wuhai. Folk culture such as Gao Qiao (walking on stilts), camel racing and playing on the Matou Qin (a musical instrument) appeal to tourists.
1. What kind of weathers should I expect?
2. What is a good reasonably price, mid range Hotel, with free Wifi and close to public transport?
3. Are free Wifi easily available outside of Hotels?
4. I like to visit mountains, can I easily get to nearby mountains by public transport or is it easy to book local tours when I arrived?
5. I would also like to attend church on Sunday, are there churches nearby that I can visit?
6. Are food easily available within WH? Street food? Opening and closing time?
This will be my first trip to China, so any advise would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
2. I suggest you live near the railway station, and here are some hotels for your reference.
Rongxing Hotel, located at No. 33 West Xihua Street.
Xiyue Hotel, located at 550 yards to the east of the railway station.
Xinrun Express Hotel, located at No. 7 south Xinhua Xijie.
3. I’m afraid you can hardly get access to free wi-fi outside hotels.
4. Yes, most spots can be reached by public transport, but joining a local tour is the best option, and you can book it through the hotel.
5. Near Shuangyong Street, there is a church, you may go there to have a try.
6. Yes, you can have easy access to local food. I advise you go to the Jianshe Road. Along the road, there are a lot of restaurants. Have a try.
Thanks again for your useful information.
We have a job offer there and i would like to know.
if we need to stay there for 6 monthes where do you recommend us to stay and which accmdiantion?
can you please be specipek.