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Sacred Spring in Grassland
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Traveling for 70 kilometers to the north from Xilinhot City in Xilingol League, there is a famous Grassland Sacred Spring -- Arxan.


A'ersha is a Sanskrit word meaning sacred spring. Water runs out from the spring all year round. Drinking the spring water or bathing in it can cure diseases, such as intestinal tract disease, skin disease and rheumatoid arthritis. The spring water of the "Sacred Spring" was cool and delicious and had beer-like taste. It is strange that if the spring water was taken to other places, the beer taste would disappear. People called it "Beer Spring."


The origin of the "Sacred Spring" came from a heart-breaking and beautiful tale.


Long time ago, many people in an old tribe in the Inner Mongolia suddenly caught an incurable disease. People were forced to leave their homes and seek doctors to cure the disease. They asked for many doctors but none of them were able to treat the disease. People despaired when they suddenly saw that a clear spring appear in the grassland. People, who had traveled from many days and were hungry and thirsty, strove to drink the spring water. Some of them even sprinkled the spring water on themselves. Miracles took place. The incurable disease was cured without any medicine. People believed that it was god who saved them. Therefore, in line with their customs, they lit countless fires at night and sang and danced to their heart's content.


After modern chemical analysis, it was proven that the reason the Sacred Spring could cure diseases and give people a lift was that the spring water contained iron, niobium and other minerals that benefit people's health. In addition, the spring water also contained plenty of elements and chemicals. It was clear, scentless and had a beer-like taste. But, it can only be drunk at the place. Shortly after the spring water is put into a container, the special cool taste will disappear. Technological problems regarding the transportation of the spring water have yet to be solved.


Xilinhot City surrounded the 1000-mu grassland around the spring water with defenses to prevent the spring water from being polluted. The place has become a newly developed tourism development area that combines the functions of medical treatment, health-care and tourism in Xilinhot city.

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