"The Mysterious Land" Hailar by sugarpuff
Hailar Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 20 photos
So it turns out that Hailar in Inner Mongolia is actually just a district and not a city like we had all thought before we arrived. It's also actually spelt Hai la er, but VT didn't recognise that, so that's why I've spelt it this way, for VT's sake!
This place is supposed to be a mysterious place to the Chinese people...I've forgotten why at this point in time, so if people know, can you send me a message, and I'll add it on to my page...thanks! Actually, I've just had a vague idea why...my editor told me something about a film being made in China called ' We're all going to Hailaer', and since then, it's become a well known place to the Chinese. I've uploaded a picture of the poster advertising the film. Apart from that, I'm sure it's known as a mysterious place because of all the grasslands surrounding it, which are in fact truely magical. I just hope my photos can convey their beauty.
Like a good VT friend of mine told me, it's not these main cities up here in the north east which are the places to see, it's the surrounding areas. And he is totally right! So thank you Confucius for imparting your knowledge onto me! The city we lived in for the first night is called Hulunbeier and was the main city from which we would go to the smaller villages from. Due to these villages being so small, VT has not yet included them in their destination lists, so I will include them in this page on the 'Off the beaten path' section. They include, Hulunbeier, Eerguna and Shiwei. I must also apologise for the lack of photos I took of the actual places. This is due to the fact that (a) we were only in the places for a day each (b) we were working like crazy in each place and (c) I forgot to bring my battery charger for the camera so didn't want to take lots of photos in case we went to another place that was even more beautiful and I wouldn't have enough battery to take photos.
So the adventure begins here....from Hailaer and beyond!
- Pros:What wonderful cool weather and fresh air...
- Cons:Just an airport, or so it seems...
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