Known for the movie "Hero," Ejina Populus Euphratica Forest Tourist Area boasts unique scenery in the autumn and people come from other regions across China to enjoy its autumn splendor. Those who visit Ejina appreciate the desert's scenery. A desert poplar festival is held here around the National Day holidays, during which hundreds of thousands of tourists come to admire the dazzling golden desert poplar forest and the vast desert itself.
Ih Juu Temple in downtown Hohhot was built in the 8th year of the Ming Emperor Wanli (1580) by Altan Khan, the leader of the Mongolian Tümed. The temple belongs to the Gelug (or Yellow) School of Tibetan Buddhism. Priceless cultural relics not to be missed on a visit to Ih Juu Temple include a silver statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni, the dragon columns and the colorful wall murals. The pure silver statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni in the temple’s main hall weighs 1,500kg. Immediately in front of the Buddha Sakyamuni are two golden dragons entwined around the columns, aptly named the Dragon Columns. Because the murals were painted with mineral-based colors, the colors remain bright and vibrant even today. The murals’ content is mostly classical stories from Buddhist scripture.
The Hulunbuir Grasslands in the western part of Hulunbuir are famous for Hulun Lake and Buir Lake, which are both expansive with many beautiful vistas. The region's pasture grass is at its most luxuriant in July and August, making these months a great time to go deep into the grassland for horseback riding, fishing, or rafting on Hulun Lake. You can also enjoy wrestling, archery, and horse lassoing performances at the Huhnor Grassland and Bayan Hushuo Grassland. If you want to, you can even stay in a Mongolian yurt to experience local daily life.
Arxan National Forest Park is located in the forest of the Greater Khingan Range. The park houses Terme Mountain and Darbin Lake, along with Shitanglin and Heavenly Lake, which were formed by lava flows during volcanic eruptions. Its mineral resources are particularly beneficial and are known as "the world's wonderful springs." The Halaha River, Chai River and YiMin River zig-zags through the area, with many lakes in between. Entering the park, visitors are greeted by a large canyon. The main body of the canyon is a fault line of volcanic lava, and is also the source of the Chai River.