Ejin Banner, Inner Mongolia (内蒙古额济纳旗)
Ejin Banner in Inner Mongolia
Ejin Banner (Ejina Qi in Chinese), located in Alxa League, is located in the westernmost part of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It borders east to Alxa Right Banner, southwest to the famous Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu Province, and north to Mongolia. Ejin Banner has one of the three extensive Euphrates Poplar tree forests in the world, with a total forest area of 30,000 hectares. In 1992, the Ejin Banner Euphrates Poplar Forest Nature Reserve was established there. Every October, when leaves turn yellow, the whole area becomes a sea of golden leaves, attracting thousands of tourists and photographers who flock to enjoy the amazing autumn scenery. more photos>>
Best Time to visit: late September to middle October.
Heishui Ancient City: 50 yuan
Badaoqiao Desert: 30 yuan
Euphrates Poplar Forest Nature Reserve: 15 yuan
Strange Forest: 50 yuan
Tawangfu: 20 yuan
Tel: +86-483-6521823 (Ejin Banner Tourism Bureau)
Getting there: You can take a coach from Yinchuan to Alxa Left Banner or Alxa Right Banner, and then rent a car (preferably a SUV) from there to scenic spots in Ejin Banner.
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