In this vast land of Xilingol with each attraction far from another, it is very essential to arrange the hotel to stay overnight, or you may waste a lot of time on the driving way or get lost in the epic grassland. There are tons of options to choose in the city, banner, grassland and sandy land area, including luxury hotels, budget hostels and traditional Mongolian yurts. The options in each area vary a lot from another. And here, in this Where to Stay in Xilingol Guide, we will introduce you the 4 best areas to stay, with a useful list of our picks of best hotels of each area for you to choose. Let’s check them out now to plan your Xilingol Tour in 2021!
Xilingol League is composed of Xilinhot City, Erenhot City, West Ujimqin Banner, East Ujimqin Banner, Zhenglan Banner, Taipusi Banner, etc. At present, only Xilinhot City, the center area of the league, has one luxury 5-star hotel and four luxury 4-star hotel, and Erenhot City has one 4-star hotel. All the rest areas in Xilingol have no luxury hotels but comfortable or budget hotels and hostels of 3-star and 2-star, which are very basic but can meet your basic needs like bed, hot water, etc. Due to the less popularity of the tourism and the strong awareness of environment protection, the Mongolian yurts in the Xilingol Grassland are also in limited and in basic condition. If you have been to Hulunbuir, you will find the yurts in Xilingol is far from that good. However, just as the grassland in Xilingol shows you more primitive looks of prairie, so do the Mongolian yurts. The trip in Xilingol is still appealing if you have a good preparation about the accommodation.
For the first and last night in Xilingol, visitors usually stay overnight in Xilinhot City, because it has the largest group of hotels (including the best luxury hotels). It is also the most convenient choice to catch the flight on the following day. In addition to the luxury stays in Xilinhot, Mongolian yurt accommodations in the grasslands are the most popular. Each grassland in Xilingol, including Wulagai Grassland, West Ujimqin Grassland, Jinlianchuan Grassland, etc., has its own tribes with yurts. And the yurts in The Mongol Khan City in West Ujimqin Grassland and are the hottest chosen. If you have plans to visit the Hushadake Sandy Land, you can also try a wild desert camping there. Besides, you can find a hotel to stay during the freely driving tour at the banner, city or town near the tourist site you are heading to.
Xilinhot (锡林浩特市), or called Xilin Hot City, is usually the first place for those coming by flight. The airport, namely Xiinhot Airport, is only about 16 KM & 30 minutes away from Xilin Hot downtown.
In Xilinhot City, there are tons of hotels, including one 5-star hotel, namely Xilinhot Yuanhe Jianguo Hotel, about 4 luxury hotels of 4 star and many comfortable 3-star hotels and budget 2-star hotels. Normally, the luxury 4-star hotels and the 5-star hotel are more popular chosen.
Top Recommended Hotels in Xilinhot Downtown:
Address: No.6, Nanjing Road, Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia (锡林浩特南京路6号)
Address: No.88, Xilin Avenue, Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia (锡林浩特锡林大街88号)
Address: No.6, Tengtu International Plaza, Xilinhot Economic Development Zone, Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia (锡林浩特经济开发区腾图国际广场6号)
Address: No.11, Antu Street, Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia (锡林浩特明安图街11号)
Xilingol Grassland is a vast area made up of many prairie areas. The most famous areas include Wulagai Grassland, West Ujimqin Grassland, Xilingol Grassland Nature Reserve, Jinlianchuan Grassland, etc. Each of the grassland area offers yurt accommodations. However, they are all of basic. Some even in primitive, without private restroom and air condition and requires about 6 or more people to stay overnight together in the yurt. We would recommend the relatively luxury ones with private restroom.
The best choices are the ones in The Mongol Khan City, which is located in West Ujimqin Grassland. The Mongol Khan City has 100+ relatively luxury yurts for you to stay, including a prairie-style president suite with four rooms and a large sitting-room.
The Mongol Khan City
Address: West Ujimqin Banner, Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia (内蒙古自治区锡林郭勒盟西乌珠穆沁旗204省道南15公里处), about 15 kilometers south of S204 (provincial highway 204).
If you are going to visit the Wulagai Grassland, staying overnight at Bayinhushuo Town (巴音胡硕镇) is also a good idea. Bayinhushuo Town is only 11 kilometers around to the Bulinquan Scenic Area of Wulagai Grassland, which needs 15 minutes around by car. There are about 130+ hotels in the town, all of which are of budget 2 star but offer comfortable beds, TV, hot water, etc.
Top Recommended Hotels in Bayinhushuo Town:
Address: Dongfeng Avenue, Wulagai Administration District, East Ujimqin Banner, Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia (东乌旗乌拉盖大酒店位于东乌旗乌拉盖管理区东风大街)
Address: Northwest corner of Beihai Street and Xueyuan Road, Wulagai Management District, East Ujimqin Banner, Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia (乌拉盖管理区北海大街与学苑路西北角)
Address: Jianshe Road, Wulagai Management District, East Ujimqin Banner, Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia (乌拉盖管理区建设路)
If you love the desert tour and dream a lot about staying overnight in the desert, you can also have a try of the desert camping at Hushadake Sandy Land. However, this is only recommended for those wild camping lovers with enough experiences to camp in the wild, because the camping at Hushadake is very basic and there is no appointed professional campsites. You can only choose the places to camp according to your knowledge.
If you like, you can also book your trip with an experienced travel agency like us China Discovery. We will arrange everything about your camping tour, and you can just indulge in the once-in-a-lifetime desert camping trip and enjoy the bonfire party and amazing starry sky. Please contact us if you are interested!
Usually, you can spend 4~7 days around to explore Xilingol. The tour usually starts from Xilin Hot, the league center of Xilingol. During the trip, you can spend 4~5 days to visit the highlights near Xilin Hot (like Xilingol Grassland Volcanic Geopark), in Left Ujumuqin Banner (like The Mongol Khan City and Ujumuqin Grassland), in East Ujumuqin Banner (Wulagai Grassland). Adding 1~2 days to visit Site of Xanadu - the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Jinlianchuan Grassland in Zhenglan Banner is also popular.
If you have more days in Inner Mongolia, you can transfer to Hohhot, and spend 2~3 days visiting the amazing nearby deserts, Buddhist temples, museums and more essences around Baotou, Ulanqab and Ordos. Besides, you can spend 3~5 days in Chifeng visiting the splendid Hexigten Global Geopark and more wonderful lakes, prairies, etc.
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