Summer is relatively the most comfortable season in Inner Mongolia! With the most luxurious emerald grassland, dense forest, winding rivers, flourished wetland, groups of grazing flocks and herds and so forth, Inner Mongolia is extremely “hot” with lots of travelers to jump to its pleasant and charming natural wonderland. Also, summer is popular for discovering the glorious golden deserts in the middle and western part of Inner Mongolia for a distinct nature adventure and fun!
June to August is usually the summer season of Inner Mongolia, when it is not relatively cool and comfortable in most tourist destinations. Rainfall is much more abundant than other seasons, giving better condition for the lush grassland. Sunny days occur often also for your outside exploration. However, temperature drops quickly at night, needing to keep warm. However, it is still a little hot during noon and early afternoon hours in the desert areas, when is better to avoid stay too long time outside.
But since Inner Mongolia is really large, detailed weather condition varies in different destinations. Usually, the average temperature is 20°C~23°C in Hulunbuir, 21°C~26°C in Hohhot, 19°C~23°C in Baotou and Ordos, 26°C~29°C in Ejina Banner and Badain Jaran Desert.
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Visit a Beautiful Emerald Grassland: Inner Mongolia is in rich of diverse kinds of grasslands, and choose any one of the top popular prairies to embrace the most beautiful spread of green with those happy domestic animals on the natural carpet under vast azure sky, such as Hulunbuir, Huitengxile, Xilingol, Ulan Butong, Xilamuren, Gonggeer, and so forth.
Play to the Most at the Wild Desert: escape to the hinterland of a boundless desert, like Badain Jaran, Tengger, Kubuqi, etc. to appreciate the nice charm of the golden desert by a fantastic trekking and enjoy various interested and cool entertainment fun, no missing the off-road driving experience or sand sliding. And you can try to camp in the desert for the starry sky.
Enjoy Meaningful Communication at Top Museums: You’ll totally get away from the summer heat in the museums. Just wander among each exhibition hall to look closely at those precious cultural and historical collections and hear the stories about different eras and regions of Inner Mongolia. Inner Mongolia Museum, Ordos Museum, etc. are the top recommended.
Enjoy the Jubilant Naadam Festival: from late July to August is usually the grand Naadam Festival gathering for all Mongolian ethnic people, when to admire the traditional talents and skills of men growing on the grassland. You shall not miss the representative archery, horse racing and wrestling while watching their wonderful artistic performance. The jubilant festival event is usually available on grasslands nearby Hohhot, Xilingol, Hulunbuir, etc.
Explore refreshing forest parks of Greater Khingan: the dense forests are super ideal for cool temperature and fresh air for summer calm down. Arrange some medium or classic hiking in the whole emerald forest like Mordaoga, Arxan, etc. to explore the mysterious and beautiful nature for a nice visual releasing.
Admire Different Volcanoes on Grassland: drive far away to the authentic Wulan Hada Volcano group to witness the real and cool volcanoes of different types and looks like big bowls on the emerald grassland.
|Top Inner Mongolia Places to Go in Summer||Hulunbuir, Arxan, Hohhot, Ordos, Baotou, Ulanqab, Xilingol, Chifeng, Badain Jaran Desert, etc.|
What to Wear: Summer clothes like, trousers, shorts, T-shirts, skirts, comfortable hiking / walking shoes, hats, sunglasses, etc. would be OK for the daytime in the downtown area. If you are planning to visit grasslands, deserts or mountainous areas, take a thin overcoat or sweater with you. Trousers and long-sleeves are better for grasslands.
What to Pack: Necessities like sunblock, mosquito repellent, sand-proof masks, umbrella, etc.
1. Summer is the peak season, especially July and August, thus, prices rise generally. Accommodation and tickets can be sold out quickly, and you are suggested to plan your trip and book your hotel (at least one month), flight/train ticket in advance.
2. It is still hot in the desert places, especially from late morning to early afternoon. So, you are suggested not to stay outdoor too long time. And you can take some rest in your hotel and discover the desert in the early morning and late afternoon when it the temperature is not to high.
Places to Visit in Inner Mongolia: Hohhot, Hulunbuir, Ordos, Baotou, Ulanqab, Badan Jaran, Ejina, Xilingol, Chifeng…
How to Get to Inner Mongolia: International and domestic flights to Hohhot, Hulunbuir…; Domestic flights to Xilingol, Chifeng…;High Speed Train to Hohhot, Ulanqab, Baotou, Ordos, Chifeng…; Drive to Badan Jaran, Ejina…
Best Time to Visit: April to October (especially from June to September for grasslands, June to October for deserts)
Inner Mongolia is so large and abundant with diverse distinct natural and cultural highlights, therefore, you can hardly discover all the bests in one single visit. It would take 3 days to more than 1 month for various needs. And your itinerary can be decided based on your trip length, interests and a major area of this vast destination.
A classic Inner Mongolia tour usually starts from Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia and most convenient traffic hub. Planning 3 days is popular for an essential discovery of Hohhot city highlights with surrounding grassland like Huitengxile or Xilamuren. 1-2 days extension to Kubuqi Desert in Ordos is also frequently chosen. And a 5-6 days trip including Hohhot, nearby grassland, Ulanqab volcanoes, Baotou and Ordos are the favorite one among travelers to discover grassland, desert, historical culture of Genghis Khan, Tibetan Buddhism, etc. in Inner Mongolia.
☛ 6 Days Inner Mongolia Bests Discovery Tour (Hohhot / Ulanqab / Huitengxile Grassland / Baotou / Kubuqi Desert / Ordos)
If you are interested in the most beautiful grassland, arrange 4-5 days to Hulunbuir to catch Hulunbuir Grassland and all the fabulous primitive nature and in-depth nomadic tribe culture highlights in Hailar, Ergun, Genhe and Manzhouli. If you have more time, add 2 more days to Arxan National Forest Park.
A middle and east Inner Mongolia discovery to Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos and Hulunbuir usually takes about 6-8 days, which helps you savor the top representative prairie sightseeing and culture of Inner Mongolia.
The west Inner Mongolia is favored for seeking wilder sightseeing and adventure. If you want to discover China’s most beautiful desert, a 2-4 days Badain Jaran Desert trip to the west Inner Mongolia is your best choice to go! Besides, the splendid Ejina Populus Euphratica Forest is quite hot for a 2-3 days’ photography tour in autumn. If you want a longer vacation, plan as many other visitors to discover Badain Jaran together with nearby hot and convenient destinations like Xining, Zhangye, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, etc. It usually needs 7 days for a Xining Zhangye Badain Jaran Desert trip.
Besides, it is also a great idea to extend to more popular destinations in China to appreciate more wonderful nature, culture, history and food of this vast country, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Xinjiang, Gansu, Tibet, Yangtze River, Yunnan, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, etc.
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