Xilinhot is situated in Inner Mongolia in the center of the Xilingol Grassland. The city is one of Inner Mongolia's most popular tourist destinations and is home to a number of well-preserved natural habitats and grasslands. Major attractions include the Xilingol Grassland Nature Reserve, the famous plant oasis Huitengxile Grassland and Zhage Sitai Nao'er Lake. The region is home to 17 different ethnic groups.
The Han Chinese name for the Beizi Temple is "Chong Shan Temple," and is located on the southern slope of Gai'aobao Mountain in E'erduntaolin, in the northern section of Xilinhaote City, and began construction during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty. It was an important monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in the Xilingol League area. This is because at that time the major handling of the construction of the temple was by Beizi Balajidao'erji, under the Beizi banner, and as a result the temple got its name. The temple has always been a major example of a large temple of the Buddhist culture of the Xilingol League and as a substantial treasure of that tradition, enjoying fame as one of the Famous Buddhist Shrines of Northern China. The water plants surrounding the Beizi temple are beautiful and the landscape quite pretty.
The Baiyin Xilei Pasture Scenic Area has vigorous streams, lush vegetation, preserving comparatively intact vegetation and rich flora and fauna natural resources. The Xilin River trickles through the chain of undulating hills here like a silk belt. At sunset, smoke rises up from the Mongol yurts. Mongolian gazelles and wild deer gallop amongst the sand plains and forests, and skylarks freely soar amongst the blue skies and white clouds. Stretch after stretch of verdant green forest appears to put a green crown on top of the prairie. It is not far from the eastern shore of the lake, and there also grows a mysterious ancient forest, which is a famous sand dune spruce forest.