Inner / Outter Mongolia

Inner / Outter Mongolia

Inner Mongolia (Mongolian: s ᠦᠪᠦᠷ
ᠮᠤᠩᠭᠤᠯ Öbür Monggol and c Өвөр Монгол, Övör Mongol; Chinese: 内蒙古; pinyin: Nèi Měnggǔ), officially Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region or Nei Mongol Autonomous Region, is an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China, located in the north of the country, bordering Mongolia and Russia. Its capital is Hohhot, and other major cities include Baotou, Chifeng, and Ordos.

The Autonomous Region was established in 1947, incorporating the areas of the former Republic of China provinces of Suiyuan, Chahar, Rehe, Liaobei and Xing’an, along with the northern parts of Gansu and Ningxia. It is the third largest subdivision of China, spanning about 1,200,000 km2 (463,000 sq mi) or 12% of China’s total land area. It had a population of 24,706,321 at the 2010 census, accounting for 1.84% of Mainland China’s total population. Inner Mongolia is the country’s 23rd most populous province-level division. The majority of the population in the region are Han Chinese, with a substantial Mongol minority. The official languages are Chinese and Mongolian, the latter written in the Mongolian script, as opposed to the Mongolian Cyrillic alphabet used in the state of Mongolia.

During my 2 years in this lovley country, the air was crsip and clean, the skys blue, and th people warm and friendly.

Food was lamb and milk based, a lot of it, combined with hot pot and dumplings one could definatley fill ones self. The grass lands which attracted so many in the high season, were nothng that resmbles the name, more like brown tumble weeds rather than rich llush green rolling pastures.. But I gues when you live in a city of concrete any open space is a welcome treat.

On a weekend trip, here are a few sights we came upon. I miss the lets go for a ride sundays, that we used to share, was great to just get in a car ( Thank you Mercedes ) and tun left or right and just drive…